TITLE

Twelve surgical tips to assist DALK, TALK procedures

AUTHOR(S)
John, Thomas
PUB. DATE
January 2011
SOURCE
Ocular Surgery News;1/25/2011, Vol. 29 Issue 2, p4
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses several surgical strategies to apply in performing deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty (DALK) or total anterior lamellar keratoplasty (TALK). Taking preoperative corneal optical coherence tomography measurements of the peripheral cornea is suggested to help determine the depth of corneal partial thickness trephination while keeping the recipient Descemet's membrane intact. General anesthesia administration is recommended to prevent inadvertent patient movement that may lead to an accidental Descemet's membrane tear.
ACCESSION #
58093790

 

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