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[Strengthen the study of lamellar keratoplasty in China].

Authors
  • Chen, Jia-Qi
  • Yuan, Jin
Type
Published Article
Journal
[Zhonghua yan ke za zhi] Chinese journal of ophthalmology
Publication Date
Feb 01, 2008
Volume
44
Issue
2
Pages
97–100
Identifiers
PMID: 18683690
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Corneal transplantation is an effective procedure for the treatment of opaque cornea, but the application of lamellar keratoplasty is limited because its optical results are not as good as penetrating corneal transplantation. Recently, with the appearance of new surgical procedures, deep lamellar keratoplasty (DLKP) and deep lamellar endothelial keratoplasty (DLEK), clinicians should re-evaluate the value of lamellar keratoplasty. This article discusses the designs, the indications and the characteristics of these new surgical procedures, analyzes the problems existed in China, and looks forward to the future about the development of lamellar keratoplasty.

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