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Staged automated lamellar keratoplasty for anterior stromal corneal dystrophies.
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PMID:  18556939     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: A staged, automated lamellar keratoplasty technique in patients with anterior corneal stromal dystrophy is described. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A retrospective review of the surgical records at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute from January 1999 to December 2003 was performed involving the above technique for anterior corneal dystrophies. The preoperative and postoperative visual results and the intraoperative variables were recorded. RESULTS: Six procedures were performed on 6 eyes of 5 patients. No complications were encountered. The mean uncorrected visual acuity was 20/114 preoperatively and 20/65 postoperatively, and the mean best spectacle-corrected visual acuity was 20/83 preoperatively and 20/37 postoperatively. No patients lost best-corrected vision. Two recurrences were encountered during the follow-up period of 52 months. CONCLUSION: This staged automated lamellar keratoplasty technique achieves visual results comparable to other techniques for the treatment of this group of disorders.
Hugo Y Hsu; William W Culbertson; Eduardo C Alfonso
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Ophthalmic surgery, lasers & imaging : the official journal of the International Society for Imaging in the Eye     Volume:  39     ISSN:  1542-8877     ISO Abbreviation:  Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging     Publication Date:    2008 May-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-06-17     Completed Date:  2008-07-03     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101155780     Medline TA:  Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  196-202     Citation Subset:  IM    
Anheuser-Busch Institute, Department of Ophthalmology, Saint Louis University School of Medicine, Saint Louis, Missouri 63104, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Corneal Dystrophies, Hereditary / diagnosis,  surgery*
Corneal Stroma / pathology,  surgery*
Corneal Transplantation / methods*
Follow-Up Studies
Intraoperative Complications
Middle Aged
Postoperative Complications
Retrospective Studies
Treatment Outcome
Visual Acuity / physiology

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