Abstract • The clinical and histologic aspects of 34 primary and six reoperative keratoplasties for lattice corneal dystrophy are evaluated. Surgical and postoperative complications were minimal and not considered specific for lattice corneal dystrophy. Visual results were highly favorable in a long-term evaluation. No lattice figures were seen to recur in any of the 34 primary or six reoperative grafts; however, opacities did occur in several grafts. Amyloid was definitely found in one reoperative graft specimen. A nonamyloid material was also found in the subepithelial and superficial stromal area in both the lattice dystrophy and reoperative specimens. References 1. Lorenzetti DWC, Kaufman HE: Macular and lattice dystrophies and their recurrences after keratoplasty . Trans Am Acad Ophthalmol Otolaryngol 71:112-118, 1967. 2. Herman SJ, Hughes WF: Recurrence of hereditary corneal dystrophy following keratoplasty . Am J Ophthalmol 75:689-694, 1973. 3. Cohen AS: Amyloidosis . N Engl J Med 277:522-530, 1967.Crossref 4. Missmahl HP: Polarisationsopticoptischer Beitrag zur Kongorotfärbung des Amyloids . Z Wissensch Mikr 63:133-139, 1957. 5. Jones ST, Zimmerman LE: Histopathologic differentiation of granular, macular and lattice dystrophies of cornea . Am J Ophthalmol 52:394-410, 1961. 6. Seitelberger F, Nemitz UR: Beitrag zur Frage der gittrigen Hornhautdystrophie . Albrecht Von Graefes Arch Ophthalmol Augenheilkd 164:102, 1961.Crossref 7. Queiros L de S, Brick M: Degeneracao casos e estudo histopathologico . Arg Inst Perrido Burnier 18:94, 1961. 8. Shibolet S, Merker HJ, Sohar E, et al: Cellular proliferation during the development of amyloid . Br J Exp Pathol 48:244-249, 1967. 9. Bücklers M: Ueber eine weitere familiare Hornhautdystrophie (Reis) . Klin Monatsbl Augenheilkd 114:386, 1949. 10. Malbran ES: Corneal dystrophies: A clinical, pathological and surgical approach . Am J Ophthalmol 74:771-809, 1972. 11. Rice NSC, Ashton N, Jay B, et al: Reis-Bücklers dystrophy: A clinico-pathological study . Br J Ophthalmol 52:577-603, 1968.Crossref 12. Hogan MJ, Wood I: Reis Bücklers corneal dystrophy . Trans Ophthal Soc UK 91:41-57, 1971. 13. Akiya S, Brown SI: The ultrastructure of Reis-Bücklers dystrophy . Am J Ophthalmol 72:549-554, 1971.
Archives of Ophthalmology – American Medical Association
Published: Jun 1, 1976