Alexandra Z Crawford

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PURPOSE To assess the repeatability and comparability of corneal power and central corneal thickness (CCT) measurements obtained using Orbscan II (Bausch & Lomb), Pentacam (Oculus), and Galilei (Ziemer) tomographers. DESIGN Prospective, comparative study. METHODS setting: Departments of Ophthalmology, University of Auckland and Auckland District Health(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to evaluate the extent of nonadherence after penetrating keratoplasty in Auckland, New Zealand, over a 10-year period and to identify predictive variables. METHODS The New Zealand National Eye Bank records were analyzed for the decade January 1, 2000, to December 31, 2009, inclusive. Variables evaluated included age,(More)
This review highlights many of the fundamental concepts and events in the development of corneal transplantation - from ancient times to modern. Tales of eye, limb, and even heart transplantation appear in ancient and medieval texts; however, in the scientific sense, the original concepts of corneal surgery date back to the Greek physician Galen (130-200(More)
PURPOSE To analyze characteristics and indications for corneal transplantation in patients undergoing penetrating, lamellar, and endothelial keratoplasty in Auckland, New Zealand (NZ). METHODS Corneal transplantation data from the NZ National Eye Bank and hospital records of corneal transplant recipients in the Auckland region from January 1, 2000, to(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the long-term risk of endothelial rejection, graft survival, and associated factors following penetrating keratoplasty (PK) for keratoconus, with and without prior resolved corneal hydrops. DESIGN Retrospective cohort study. METHODS Primary outcome measures were endothelial rejection-free survival and failure-free survival. Secondary(More)
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