Wedge resection for postkeratoplasty astigmatism.

  title={Wedge resection for postkeratoplasty astigmatism.},
  author={Joseph Frucht-Pery},
  journal={Ophthalmic surgery},
  volume={24 8},
Twelve patients underwent a modified wedge resection after keratoplasty; 11 of them were followed for 6 to 24 months. The average preoperative astigmatism was 15.40 diopters (range, 12.50 to 22.00 D). The wedge was resected from the donor side and the wound closed with 10-0 or 11-0 Mersilene sutures. Postoperatively, the average astigmatism was 4.36 D (range, 1.50 to 9.00 D), and the visual acuity, corrected with spectacles, was 20/40 or better in five cases (45%). Complications included high… CONTINUE READING