Overcoming the technical challenges of deep lamellar keratoplasty

Yamada, M.
December 2005
British Journal of Ophthalmology;Dec2005, Vol. 89 Issue 12, p1548
Academic Journal
The article discusses some ways of overcoming the technical challenges of deep lamellar keratoplasty. According to the author, the first form of corneal transplantation attempted was lamellar keratoplasty, with a history over a century. This has been regarded as a therapeutic technique. A logical step in the surgical management of corneal stromal opacification in the setting of functional endothelium is deep lamellar keratoplasty. There has been a continuing change in trends in keratoplasty over the past decade.


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