Journal article

Epikeratoplasty for traumatic corneal ectasia.

RB Vajpayee, N Sharma, R Saxena, T Dada

Cornea | Published : 1999


PURPOSE: To evaluate the efficacy of epikeratoplasty in a case of traumatic corneal ectasia. METHOD: Epikeratoplasty using a manually dissected donor lenticule was used to treat traumatic corneal ectasia after an iron nail injury. RESULT: No intra- or postoperative complication was encountered. At the end of 6 months' follow-up, the patient's best corrected visual acuity was 6/12. CONCLUSION: Epikeratoplasty is a useful technique to treat traumatic corneal ectasia.