Nonmechanical corneal trephination with the excimer laser improves outcome after penetrating keratoplasty.

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OBJECTIVE To assess the impact of nonmechanical trephination on the outcome after penetrating keratoplasty (PK). DESIGN Prospective, randomized, cross-sectional, clinical, single-center study. PATIENTS A total of 179 eyes of 76 females and 103 males, mean age at the time of surgery 50.6 +/- 18.5 (range, 15-83) years. Inclusion criteria were (1) time… (More)

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