Journal article

Indications of penetrating keratoplasty in northern India

P Sony, N Sharma, S Sen, RB Vajpayee

CORNEA | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2005

Abstract

PURPOSE: To identify the indications for penetrating keratoplasty in northern India. METHODS: All the eye bank records of penetrating keratoplasties performed during the period from June 1997 to November 2003 at Rajendra Prasad Center for Ophthalmic Sciences were reviewed. RESULTS: During this period, 2022 penetrating keratoplasties were performed. The leading indications for penetrating keratoplasty were corneal scarring (38.03%) followed by acute infectious keratitis (28.38%), regrafting (11.5%), aphakic bullous keratopathy (7.27%), pseudophakic bullous keratopathy (6.18%), and corneal dystrophy (3.85%). Healed infectious keratitis (19.83%) was the most common subcategory among the eyes wi..

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