Changes in keratometric astigmatism after suture removal more than one year after penetrating keratoplasty.

@article{Mader1993ChangesIK,
  title={Changes in keratometric astigmatism after suture removal more than one year after penetrating keratoplasty.},
  author={Thomas H. Mader and Rong-di Yuan and Michael J. Lynn and Robert Doyle Stulting and Laura Wilson and George O. Waring},
  journal={Ophthalmology},
  year={1993},
  volume={100 1},
  pages={
          119-26; discussion 127
        }
}
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE Selective removal of interrupted sutures and adjustment of a running suture can minimize astigmatism after penetrating keratoplasty, but the long-term effects of early suture manipulations remain largely unknown. The authors tested the hypothesis that the cornea becomes "fixed" more than 1 year after keratoplasty so that desirable refractive results will remain when all sutures are eventually removed. METHODS The authors reviewed retrospectively the changes in astigmatism… CONTINUE READING
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