Journal article

Indications for pediatric keratoplasty in India.

T Dada, N Sharma, RB Vajpayee

Cornea | Published : 1999


PURPOSE: To study the associations and indications for pediatric keratoplasty. METHODS: We undertook a retrospective analysis of 415 grafts performed in 393 children, aged 12 years or younger between January 1993 and December 1997. The parameters evaluated were demographic data, socioeconomic status, preoperative diagnosis, and any systemic or ocular associations. RESULTS: Of the 415 eyes operated on, 296 (71.32%) eyes underwent keratoplasty for acquired nontraumatic corneal opacities, 51 (12.28%) had congenital corneal conditions, 45 (10.85%) were regrafts, and 23 (5.54%) eyes had acquired traumatic corneal opacities. The cause of corneal opacification in the acquired nontraumatic group was..

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