Journal article

Resuturing following penetrating keratoplasty: a retrospective analysis

SV Jeganathan, S Ghosh, V Jhanji, E Lamoureux, HR Taylor, RB Vajpayee

BRITISH JOURNAL OF OPHTHALMOLOGY | BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2008

Abstract

AIM: To examine the clinical profile of cases requiring resuturing following penetrating keratoplasty (PKP) at a tertiary care eye hospital. METHODS: The medical records of 947 consecutive patients who had undergone PKP between 1998 and 2006 were reviewed retrospectively and cases that were resutured during this period were analysed. The main parameters studied were indications for PKP, suturing techniques, causes of resuturing, visual acuity outcome and post-resuturing complications. RESULTS: The incidence of resuturing was 5.4% (51 eyes). The number of cases requiring resuturing was higher in corneal grafts performed for microbial keratitis (12%) than those for keratoconus (10%) and cornea..

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