Journal article

Management of Trachomatous Keratopathy by Automated Lamellar Therapeutic Keratoplasty

Namrata Sharma, Ritika Sachdev, Rajesh Sinha, Jeewan S Titiyal, Rasik B Vajpayee

Cornea | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2012

Abstract

PURPOSE: To evaluate the efficacy of automated lamellar therapeutic keratoplasty (ALTK) for the management of anterior corneal stromal scarring caused by trachoma. METHODS: Seventeen cases of trachomatous keratopathy that were treated by ALTK were retrospectively evaluated. The main outcome measures were uncorrected visual acuity, best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA), keratometry, pachymetry, time to epithelialization, graft clarity, and complications, if any. RESULTS: The mean age of the patients was 50.3 ± 14.1 years. Five of the 17 cases had Salzmann nodular degeneration. The mean decimal BCVA was 0.06 ± 0.05 preoperatively, which improved to 0.41 ± 0.16 at 12 months, and 12 eyes (70.6%) h..

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