Results of keratoplasty for Mooren's ulcer Rie Kojima 1 , Satoshi Kato 1 , Tadahiko Tsuru 2 , Tadashi Takahashi 3 1Dept of Ophthalmol, Diabetes Center, Tokyo Women's Med Coll 2Sec of Corneal Transplantation, Univ of Tokyo Hosp 3Dept of Ophthalmol, Kugayama Hosp pp.731-733
Published Date 1998/5/15
DOI https://doi.org/10.11477/mf.1410905844
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We reviewed the clinical outcome of keratoplasty on 19 eyes of 15 patients with Mooren's ulcer during the foregoing 18 years. Lamellar keratoplasty was performed on 9 eyes, keratoepithelioplasty on 2 eyes, both procedures on 6 eyes and sclerocorneal transplantation on 2 eyes. The ages ranged from 23 to 84 years, average 52 years. Clinical cure was obtained in 10 eyes after the initial surgery and the corneal ulcer recurred in 9 eyes. Ultimate cure was obtained in 17 eyes. Recurrence after initial surgery was significantly more frequent in patients under 50 years of age. Recurrence was also more frequent when the ulcer involved more than three quandrants at the time of surgery. There was no difference in the rate of recurrence between lamellar keratoplasty alone and additional keratoepithelioplasty.

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