Outcomes of penetrating and deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty for keratoconus

Megumi Uematsu, Shunji Yokokura, Yoshinori Oie, Yasuhiko Meguro, Takehiro Hariya, Nobuo Fuse, Kohji Nishida

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Abstract

To compare the outcome of penetrating and deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty for keratoconus. Cases and Method: This retrospective study was made on 27 eyes of 27 cases who received keratoplasty for keratoconus in the past 3 years. Penetrating keratoplasty was performed in 16 eyes and deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty in 11 eyes. Visual acuity was evaluated as logMAR. Cases were followed up for 6 months or longer. Results: Final best-corrected visual acuity was significantly better in eyes that received penetrating keratoplasty (p<0.05). Among topographic parameters, surface regularity index (SRI) alone was significantly higher in eyes that received penetrating keratoplasty. There was no difference regarding other indices between the two groups. Conclusion: Final best-corrected visual acuity was better after penetrating keratoplasty than deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty. Otherwise, there was no difference between the two methods.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1413-1417
Number of pages5
JournalJapanese Journal of Clinical Ophthalmology
Volume65
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Sep 15

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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