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10 - 14 Sept. 2016, Bella Center, Copenhagen, Denmark

This Meeting has been awarded 27 CME credits

 

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Keratoplasty indications from 1999-2015 at a tertiary referral centre in Athens, Greece

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First Author: K. Droutsas GREECE

Co Author(s):    G. Bagikos   A. Lazaridis   G. Kymionis   C. Koutsandrea   S. Spyridoula   D. Miltsakakis     

Abstract Details

Purpose:

Aim of the present study is to analyze the course of keratoplasty indications at a large cornea reference center FROM 1999-2015.

Setting:

First Department of Ophthalmology, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece

Methods:

The present series includes all patients undergoing keratoplasty from 1999 to 2015 at a tertiary referral center in Athens, Greece. Main outcome measures were the annual incidence of diverse keratoplasty indications.

Results:

1270 keratoplasty procedures performed by 4 surgeons were included. Mean recipient age was 61.4 ± 4.7 years. “Top 3” indications were: bullous keratopathy (BK, 36.5%), allograft rejection (17.7%) and corneal scar (12.8%), followed by keratoconus (KC, 10.8%), Fuchs endothelial dystrophy (FED, 7.7%), corneal melt (6.1%), infectious keratitis (5.9%) and stromal dystrophy (2.4%). BK and FED showed an increasing, whereas KC and stromal dystrophies a decreasing trend. Allograft rejection, corneal melt and infectious keratitis showed an overall stable course.

Conclusions:

Endothelial pathology (BK and FED) showed an increasing trend as a keratoplasty indication over the last 16 years. This could be attributed to the advent of endothelial keratoplasty (DSAEK and DMEK) which is safer and renders better results than penetrating keratoplasty.

Financial Disclosure:

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