Journal article

Long-Term Outcomes of Deep Anterior Lamellar Keratoplasty Treating Posterior Stroma-Implicated Herpetic Corneal Opacities

Yueping Ren, Haiou Wang, Qinxiang Zheng, Pengfei Tian, Weina Ren, Vishal Jhanji, Wei Chen

CORNEA | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2016

Abstract

PURPOSE: To evaluate the long-term outcomes of deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty for the management of deep stromal corneal opacities after herpes simplex keratitis (HSK) infection. METHODS: Case records of patients who underwent deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty between January 2006 and June 2012 to treat HSK-related deep stromal corneal scars were retrospectively analyzed. The cases were divided into folds-on, folds-off, and no-folds groups based on the presence of stromal folds intraoperatively. The main outcome measures were best-corrected visual acuity, endothelial cell density, and complications. RESULTS: A total of 89 patients (89 eyes; 54 men and 35 women; 47.1 ± 12.9 years old) ..

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