Journal article

Corneal wound dehiscence after penetrating keratoplasty

Sujata Das, Mark Whiting, Hugh R Taylor

CORNEA | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2007

Abstract

PURPOSE: To describe the clinical features of corneal wound dehiscence after penetrating keratoplasty (PK) after trauma and suture removal. METHODS: A retrospective review of all eyes needing resuturing in the 5-year period of July 2000 to June 2005 was performed. In total, 76 eyes of 76 patients needed wound resuturing. The indications were early wound leak, wound dehiscence, broken suture, or loose suture. In 29 of the 76 cases, the indication for resuturing after PK was wound dehiscence. Of these, 19 were caused by trauma, and in 10 eyes, dehiscence shortly followed suture removal. RESULTS: The interval between original PK and traumatic wound dehiscence caused by trauma ranged from 15 day..

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