Journal article

Oversized grafts in children.

RB Vajpayee, M Ramu, A Panda, N Sharma, GC Tabin, JR Anand

Ophthalmology | Published : 1999

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy of oversized corneal grafts in the pediatric age group. DESIGN: Prospective, nonrandomized clinical trial. PARTICIPANTS AND INTERVENTION: Forty pediatric patients with unilateral or bilateral corneal opacification of congenital or acquired origin underwent corneal grafting surgery over a period of 2 years using donor corneal buttons oversized by 1 mm. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: The parameters evaluated were indications for keratoplasty, graft clarity, visual acuity, keratometry, spherical equivalent, anterior chamber depth, and complications. RESULTS: Corneal ulceration was the most common cause of corneal opacification (25%), followed by trauma (20%) and scle..

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