Int Ophthalmol (2018) 38:985–992 https://doi.org/10.1007/s10792-017-0548-9 ORIGINAL PAPER Comparison of outcomes and complications of deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty and penetrating keratoplasty performed in a large group of patients with keratoconus . . . Ashbala Khattak Fouad R. Nakhli Khaled M. Al-Arfaj Abdullah A. Cheema Received: 30 August 2016 / Accepted: 8 May 2017 / Published online: 22 May 2017 Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2017 Abstract cell density as well as early and late complications Purpose To compare visual acuity, refraction, such as cataract, glaucoma, corneal edema, elevated topography, and complications of deep anterior intraocular pressure without visual ﬁeld defect or optic lamellar keratoplasty (DALK) and penetrating ker- disk changes, rejection, loose suture, and re-suturing atoplasty (PKP) performed in patients with kerato- were compared. conus (KCN). Results Two hundred and seven eyes were enrolled: Methods In this retrospective interventional non- 108 eyes underwent DALK, and 99 eyes underwent randomized clinical study, patients with moderate to PKP for keratoconus. The mean follow-up time was severe KCN that underwent either PKP or DALK for 28.06 ± 12.62 months for DALK group and optical corrections were enrolled. The ﬁnal outcome 29.29 ± 12.71 months for PKP. The study groups analysis was performed after complete
International Ophthalmology – Springer Journals
Published: May 22, 2017
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