Postoperative complications after primary adult optical penetrating keratoplasty: prevalence and impact on graft survival.

@article{Wagoner2009PostoperativeCA,
  title={Postoperative complications after primary adult optical penetrating keratoplasty: prevalence and impact on graft survival.},
  author={Michael D. Wagoner and Rola A Ba-Abbad and Mansour M Al-Mohaimeed and Samar A. Al-Swailem and Miriam Bridget Zimmerman},
  journal={Cornea},
  year={2009},
  volume={28 4},
  pages={385-94}
}
PURPOSE To evaluate the prevalence of postoperative complications and their impact on graft survival after primary adult optical penetrating keratoplasty (PKP). METHODS A retrospective review was done of consecutive cases of PKP performed between January 1, 1997, and December 31, 2001, for keratoconus, corneal edema, stromal scarring, and stromal dystrophy. RESULTS The inclusion criteria were met by 910 eyes, including 464 with keratoconus, 188 with corneal edema, 175 with stromal scarring… CONTINUE READING
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