[Postoperative complications of penetrating keratoplasty in herpes infected eyes. Differential diagnosis, therapy and prognostic significance].

@article{Kersten1997PostoperativeCO,
  title={[Postoperative complications of penetrating keratoplasty in herpes infected eyes. Differential diagnosis, therapy and prognostic significance].},
  author={Andreas Kersten and Rainer Sundmacher and Thomas Reinhard},
  journal={Der Ophthalmologe : Zeitschrift der Deutschen Ophthalmologischen Gesellschaft},
  year={1997},
  volume={94 12},
  pages={889-96}
}
BACKGROUND We evaluated in this retrospective study the impact of our diagnostic and therapeutic regimens--as illustrated by typical clinical pictures--on the frequency and prognostic values of postkeratoplasty complications in herpes eyes. PATIENTS AND METHODS Between November 1986 and June 1994, 112 penetrating keratoplasties (KPS) in herpes eyes were performed, 76 as planned and 36 as emergency procedures. The results were compared with 646 KPS with normal risk. For statistical analysis we… CONTINUE READING