Improved wound stability of top-hat profiled femtosecond laser-assisted penetrating keratoplasty in vitro.

@article{Maier2012ImprovedWS,
  title={Improved wound stability of top-hat profiled femtosecond laser-assisted penetrating keratoplasty in vitro.},
  author={Philip Maier and Daniel Boehringer and Florian Birnbaum and Thomas Reinhard},
  journal={Cornea},
  year={2012},
  volume={31 8},
  pages={
          963-6
        }
}
PURPOSE The femtosecond laser is a new option for cutting corneal tissue at high precision. The "top-hat" profile has an overlapping graft-host interface at the edge because of a larger inner trephination diameter. This may enhance graft fixation, thus improving the outcome and accelerating rehabilitation after penetrating keratoplasty. METHODS Femtosecond laser top-hat keratoplasties with overlaps of 0 and 3 mm between inner and outer trephination diameters were performed in vitro. After… CONTINUE READING

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