Statement of epikeratoplasty. The Board of Directors of the International Society of Refractive Keratoplasty.

  • Published 1989 in Refractive & corneal surgery


Epikeratoplasty procedures, which are a form of lamellar keratoplasty, involve the placement of preshaped corneal tissue lens on the surface of the patient's cornea. Epikeratoplasty changes the major function of the eye, and therefore it is functional surgery and not cosmetic surgery. Because all epikeratoplasty procedures are lamellar corneal transplants… (More)