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Transplant size and elevated intraocular pressure. Postkeratoplasty.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  363108     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Elevated intraocular pressure after keratoplasty is a well-recognized phenomenon both in aphakia and in combined lens extraction and penetrating keratoplasty. Ninety-two consecutive cases of penetrating keratoplasty procedures were studied. These were randomly assigned to group A or B. Group A received a donor transplant 0.5 mm larger than the recipient bed. Group B received donor buttons equal in size to the recipient bed. Intraocular pressure was measured preoperatively and daily until the patients were discharged. Group A, which had aphakic penetrating keratoplasty or the combined procedure (0.5-mm larger button), also had significantly lower intraocular pressures (P less than .001) than group B (same size button). There was no difference in postoperative intraocular pressure between groups A and B for those who had phakic penetrating keratoplasties. A larger donor size can alleviate induced "aphakic keratoplasty glaucoma."
T Zimmerman; R Olson; S Waltman; H Kaufman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of ophthalmology     Volume:  96     ISSN:  0003-9950     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch. Ophthalmol.     Publication Date:  1978 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1979-01-26     Completed Date:  1979-01-26     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7706534     Medline TA:  Arch Ophthalmol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  2231-3     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Aphakia, Postcataract / complications
Corneal Transplantation*
Glaucoma / etiology*
Intraocular Pressure*
Postoperative Complications
Tonometry, Ocular
Transplantation, Homologous

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