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[Under cover penetrating keratoplasty: a safer technique, especially for children].

Authors
  • Dufier, Jean-Louis
Type
Published Article
Journal
Bulletin de l'Académie nationale de médecine
Publication Date
Feb 01, 2010
Volume
194
Issue
2
Identifiers
PMID: 21166128
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Penetrating keratoplasty is usually performed when the cornea has lost all transparency Irrespective of the instruments used, the most awkward step occurs when the cornea is removed. In aphakic and infant eyes there is a high risk of lens expulsion, vitreous loss, or choroidal effusion. Under-cover penetrating keratoplasty never leaves the anterior segment exposed, and is therefore safer for infant and aphakic eyes and when large-diameter trepanation is necessary.

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