Elevated intraocular pressure following penetrating keratoplasty.

  title={Elevated intraocular pressure following penetrating keratoplasty.},
  author={Robert B Simmons and Roger A Stern and C Teekhasaenee and Kenneth R. Kenyon},
  journal={Transactions of the American Ophthalmological Society},
  pages={79-91; discussion 91-3}
IOP was retrospectively studied in 229 consecutive cases of PK, with a mean follow-up period of 84 weeks. Twenty-seven percent of the cases had preoperative glaucoma, three-fourths of which were medically controlled prior to keratoplasty. Following PK, 34% of the total sample developed sustained elevated IOP but only five (2%) patients required surgical treatment for glaucoma. The mean time from PK to first IOP rise was 24 weeks. Variables which were significantly associated with IOP rise… CONTINUE READING


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