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Bilateral penetrating autokeratoplasty

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First Author: V.Naumenko RUSSIA

Co Author(s):    M. Pravosudova                    

Abstract Details


To study the results of penetrating autokeratoplasty in elderly patients with cornea dystrophy on one eye and blindness on the paired eye.


St.Petersburg Branch of S.N. Fyodorov IR&TC �â�€�œEye Microsurgery�â�€�, Russia.


Autokeratoplasties have been performed in 14 patients with secondary endothelial-epithelial cornea dystrophy on one eye and blindness on the paired eye. The age of patients varied from 65 to 85. In 11 cases the clear cornea from a blind eye was used to replace an opaque cornea on a fellow eye, and the abnormal cornea was transplanted on the blind eye. In 3 eyes it was done just after enucleation of the blind eye. Mean follow up was 8 years.


Intraoperative complications have not been observed. During postoperative period graft rejection has not been recorded. In the long-term follow-up the mean endothelium cell loss was 3%, the mean visual acuity was 0.16�Â�±0.08.


Bilateral penetrating autokeratoplasty is an effective and safe alternative to other techniques in selected cases. Visual outcomes may not be as good as after a routine keratoplasty, but it can eliminate the risk of graft rejection, graft infection and associated glaucoma due to long-term use of topical corticosteroids.

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