Journal article

Penetrating Keratoplasty for Unilateral Corneal Disease: Outcomes From a Tertiary Care Hospital in Australia

Vishal Jhanji, Sonia Moorthy, Marios Constantinou, Jacqueline Beltz, Rasik B Vajpayee

EYE & CONTACT LENS-SCIENCE AND CLINICAL PRACTICE | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2010

Abstract

PURPOSE: To assess the visual outcome after unilateral penetrating keratoplasty (PKP) in a heterogenous group of patients with unilateral corneal disease. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of hospital records of patients who had undergone PKP at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, Melbourne, Australia, over a 10-year period, was performed. All cases with a history of corneal transplantation surgery in one eye and a best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA) more than or equal to 0.5 in the fellow eye with no corneal pathologic condition were included. Outcome measures included BCVA at 2 years, and overall graft survival. RESULTS: Of the 498 grafts performed during the study period, 30 eyes (6..

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