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Femtosecond laser-assisted anterior lamellar keratoplasty for herpetic corneal scars

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First Author: M.Hosny EGYPT

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Abstract Details

Purpose:

Reporting the outcome of 8 cases of herpetic corneal scars treated with femtosecond laser assisted anterior lamellar keratoplasty

Setting:

Dar El Oyoun Hospital, Cairo Egypt

Methods:

8 cases with previous history of herpetic keratitis and current corneal opacities not more than 70% of corneal thickness by OCT. All patients underwent FS-assisted same size Anterior Lamellar keratoplasty to replace 70% of the recipient corneal stroma.The donor and recipient cuts were done with the Femtosecond laser. 8 interrupted sutures were placed in all cases to secure the lamellar graft.

Results:

7 eyes showed significant improvement of BCVA from preoparative values . In these 7 eyes the range of BCVA 2 months after surgery was 0.5-0.7.Corneal OCT showed smooth interfaces in 7 eyes. One eye had no improvement in BCVA from preoperative values which was attributed to the rough interface evidenced with the OCT.

Conclusions:

FS-ALK provides a smooth and regular interface.It can be used in superficial corneal opacities with good results.

Financial Disclosure:

NONE

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