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Epikeratoplasty for the correction of aphakia and keratoconus.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1842745     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Epikeratoplasty is a form of refractive corneal surgery in which a lens made of human corneal tissue is sutured onto the deepithelialized surface of the patient's cornea. The indications of epikeratoplasty for the correction of aphakia and keratoconus are discussed. We also report the results of epikeratophakia for the correction of aphakia in eight eyes and for the treatment of keratoconus in five eyes.
B J Foets; H De Leener; L Missotten
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Bulletin de la Société belge d'ophtalmologie     Volume:  242     ISSN:  0081-0746     ISO Abbreviation:  Bull Soc Belge Ophtalmol     Publication Date:  1991  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-01-25     Completed Date:  1993-01-25     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7505353     Medline TA:  Bull Soc Belge Ophtalmol     Country:  BELGIUM    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  47-53; discussion 53-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Ophthalmology, University Hospital Sint-Rafaël, Leuven, Belgium.
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MeSH Terms
Aphakia, Postcataract / surgery*
Epikeratophakia / methods*
Keratoconus / surgery*
Middle Aged
Retrospective Studies

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