Corneal neovascularization after nonmechanical versus mechanical corneal trephination for non-high-risk keratoplasty.

@article{Cursiefen2002CornealNA,
  title={Corneal neovascularization after nonmechanical versus mechanical corneal trephination for non-high-risk keratoplasty.},
  author={Claus Cursiefen and Peter Martus and Nhung Xuan Nguyen and Achim Langenbucher and Berthold Seitz and Michael K{\"u}chle},
  journal={Cornea},
  year={2002},
  volume={21 7},
  pages={648-52}
}
PURPOSE To analyze the influence of mechanical versus nonmechanical trephination of donor and host corneas on superficial, peripheral corneal neovascularization occurring after non-high-risk keratoplasty. METHODS Patients of the prospective Erlangen non-high-risk keratoplasty study with standardized corneal photographs taken preoperatively and 1 year later were analyzed (n = 184). Slides of these photographs were projected (magnification x100) and corneal vessels graded in a standardized… CONTINUE READING