Comparison of long-term outcome of penetrating and deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty Sayaka Adachi 1 , Yoshiyuki Ichihashi 1 , Tetsuya Kawakita 1 , Yukihiro Matsumoto 1 , Miki Uchino 2 , Shigeto Shimmura 1 , Kazuo Tsubota 1 1Dept of Ophthalmol, Keio Univ Sch of Med 2Ryogoku Eye Clin pp.85-89
Published Date 2013/1/15
DOI https://doi.org/10.11477/mf.1410104574
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Abstract. Purpose:To report and compare the long-term outcome of penetrating and deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty. Cases and Method:This retrospective study was made on 36 cases who received keratoplasty by a single surgeon during past 10 years. The series comprised 27 males and 9 females. There were 25 eyes of keratoconus, 7 eyes of corneal leukoma, and 3 eyes of corneal degeneration. Deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty was performed on 21 cases and penetrating keratoplasty on 21 eyes. Cases were followed up for 2 to 10 years, average 5 years. Results:Final visual acuity averaged 0.72 after lamellar and 0.85 after penetrating keratoplasty. There was no significant difference. Spherical equivalent of refraction showed a tendency to myopia with no difference between the two groups. Corneal endothelial cell density decreased by 11.0±6.6% immediately after lamellar and 59.5±29.0% after penetrating keratoplasty(p<0.01). Conclusion:There was no difference in visual function and safety between deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty and penetrating keratoplasty for 2 years or longer.

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