Longitudinal Evaluation of Wound Healing after Penetrating Corneal Injury: Anterior Segment Optical Coherence Tomography Study
Kang Keng Zheng, Jianhao Cai, Shi Song Rong, Kun Peng, Honghe Xia, Chuan Jin, Xuehui Lu, Xinyu Liu, Haoyu Chen, Vishal Jhanji
Current Eye Research | TAYLOR & FRANCIS INC | Published : 2017
PURPOSE: Ocular imaging can enhance our understanding of wound healing. We report anterior segment optical coherence tomography (ASOCT) findings in penetrating corneal injury. METHODS: Serial ASOCT was performed after repair of penetrating corneal injury. Internal aberrations of wound edges were labeled as "steps" or "gaps" on ASOCT images. The wound type was characterized as: type 1: continuous inner wound edge or step height ≤ 80 µm; type 2: step height > 80 µm; type 3: gap between wound edges; and type 4: intraocular tissue adherent to wound. Surgical outcomes of different wound types were compared. RESULTS: 50 consecutive patients were included (6 females, 44 males; mean age 33 ± 12 year..View full abstract
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Guangdong Science and Technology Program (2012B031800484).