Journal article

Techniques of noncircular corneal transplantation

Rashmi Deshmukh, Louis J Stevenson, Rasik B Vajpayee

Current Opinion in Ophthalmology | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2020

Abstract

PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The management of peripheral corneal diseases, including Mooren's ulcer, Terrien's marginal degeneration, peripheral ulcerative keratitis and pellucid marginal degeneration is challenging. Circular grafts must either be very large, resulting in the excision of healthy tissue, or eccentric, leading to high levels of astigmatism. This review summarizes the range of noncircular keratoplasty procedures available to surgeons, in addition to their indications, and surgical techniques. RECENT FINDINGS: Noncircular grafts have been demonstrated to be useful in the management of peripheral corneal diseases. They are effective at providing tectonic support and also facilitate visual..

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