A 10-year review of keratoplasty in our institution Keita Yamakawa 1 , Huaquing Gong 1 , Tsugio Amemiya 1 1Dept of Ophthalmol, Nagasaki Univ Sch of Med pp.1087-1089
Published Date 1997/6/15
DOI https://doi.org/10.11477/mf.1410908832
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We reviewed 86 eyes which underwent keratoplasty during the foregoing 10 years. Penetrating keratoplasty was performed in 75 eyes (87%) and lamellar keratoplasty in 11 eyes (13%). The transplanted cornea remained clear in 42%, slightly opaque in 19% and opaque in 39%. The visual acuity improved in 42%, remained unchanged in 45% and deteriorated in 13%. The age of the donor was not correlated with the rate of transparency nor improvement in visual acuity. Graft rejection occurred in 18 eyes (21%).

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