Indications for penetrating keratoplasty in Canada, 1986-1995.

  title={Indications for penetrating keratoplasty in Canada, 1986-1995.},
  author={Eugene S Liu and Allan R. Slomovic},
  volume={16 4},
PURPOSE To examine the leading indications for penetrating keratoplasty. METHODS We retrospectively performed a chart review of 904 cases of penetrating keratoplasty over a 10-year period (1986-1995). Where possible, the clinical indication was corroborated by the pathological report. RESULTS Leading indications included pseudophakic bullous keratopathy (PBK; 28.5%), regraft (22.4%), keratoconus (10.0%), Fuchs' dystrophy (7.6%), aphakic bullous keratopathy (ABK; 6.1%), herpetic keratopathy… CONTINUE READING
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