Deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty.

  title={Deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty.},
  author={Shigeto Shimmura and Kazuo Tsubota},
  journal={Current opinion in ophthalmology},
  volume={17 4},
PURPOSE OF REVIEW Recent advances in surgical technique have promoted a paradigm shift in the surgical treatment of corneal disease. Penetrating keratoplasty is now being replaced by various types of lamellar techniques that aim to replace damaged tissue only, while maintaining healthy tissue intact. This review focuses on recent advances in deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty. RECENT FINDINGS The concept of creating a deep lamellar bed for lamellar keratoplasty is not new, but exposing… CONTINUE READING


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