Corneal compression sutures for the reduction of astigmatism after penetrating keratoplasty.

  title={Corneal compression sutures for the reduction of astigmatism after penetrating keratoplasty.},
  author={M B Limberg and S A Dingeldein and Mary Green and Stephen D. Klyce and Michael S Insler and Herbert E. Kaufman},
  journal={American journal of ophthalmology},
  volume={108 1},
We placed interrupted 9-0 nylon sutures across the graft-host interface of ten eyes with more than 5 diopters of keratometric cylinder after penetrating keratoplasty in order to steepen the flattest corneal meridian and reduce the amount of corneal cylinder. Placement of compression sutures reduced corneal cylinder by an average of almost 6 diopters one week later. Average corneal cylinder was 5.1 diopters nine to 12 months after surgery. Best-corrected visual acuity with spectacles improved by… CONTINUE READING
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