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Twenty-eight keratoconic patients with either contact-lens intolerance or marked corneal scarring over the visual axis underwent lamellar keratoplasty for visual rehabilitation. All 28 patients returned for follow-up at six months, 27 (98%) had follow-up at one year, and 23 (82%) at two years. The 23 patients with two-year follow-up showed progressive(More)
A series of 54 consecutive myopic epikeratoplasty procedures was performed by three surgeons between November 1986 and August 1987. To evaluate the stability of the myopic epikeratoplasty procedure, this study was limited to the 33 eyes that had data 24 months after surgery. One year after surgery, 68% (19/28 eyes) had 20/40 or better uncorrected visual(More)
Eighteen surgeons performed 166 consecutive epikeratoplasty procedures to correct myopia in 103 patients. Of this total, 147 (89%) were first surgeries and 19 (11%) were repeat surgeries. First surgery patients were divided into three subpopulations based on preoperative spherical equivalents (low -5.00 diopters [D] to -9.49 D, medium -9.50 D to -14.00 D,(More)
Of 40 patients intolerant to contact lenses, 47 eyes with keratoconus were surgically corrected with either epikeratoplasty (N = 31) or penetrating keratoplasty (N = 16). The percentage of eyes in both groups that had visual acuity of 20/40 or better with contact lenses at one year were equal (14 of 15 eyes [93.3%] in the penetrating keratoplasty group; 27(More)
We studied 75 epikeratoplasty procedures using nonlyophilized tissue performed by eight ophthalmic surgeons in 70 eyes (47 patients) to correct for aphakia in children less than 8 years of age (mean age, 3.4 +/- 2.1 years). Of the 47 patients in the study, 24 were girls and 23 were boys; 23 patients had bilateral surgery. Seven of the epigrafts required(More)
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