penetrating keratoplasty

Finding a fix for irregular astigmatism after PK Transepithelial topography-guided PRK can help correct irregular astigmatism after penetrating keratoplasty.
Infections with EK procedures risingDescemet’s stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty (DSAEK) appears to have a higher risk of postoperative fungal infections (predominantly Candida) when compared to penetrating keratoplasty (PK).
Performing femtosecond laser-assisted keratoplasty for keratoconusA retrospective study evaluating outcomes in patients with keratoconus found that when compared to femtosecond laser-enabled keratoplasty (FLEK), femtosecond laser deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty (FsDALK) had similar overall visual and refractive outcomes with a statistically significant lower overall graft rejection rate.
Endothelial keratoplasty on the rise in northwestern ItalyEndothelial keratoplasty has become increasingly common in northwestern Italy, paralleling a rise in the demand for corneal surgery, researchers said.
Violating ‘taboos’ to treat a suprachoroidal hemorrhage
Violating ‘taboos’ to treat a suprachoroidal hemorrhageA group of surgeons were faced with a suprachoroidal hemorrhage following trauma, and decided to break the ‘rules’ when tackling the case, and came out with surprisingly good results.
Bioengineered corneas may fulfill unmet need for human donor corneasThe development of a bioengineered cornea may serve to provide corneas to the millions of people worldwide unable to obtain a human donor cornea.
En-bloc PK with KLAL a novel approach for severe limbal stem cell deficiencySimultaneous en-bloc central penetrating keratoplasty and peripheral lamellar keratoplasty with annular keratolimbal allograft transplantation provides patients with severe limbal stem cell deficiency the benefit of rapid visual recovery.
Simplifying the corneal alphabet soup
Simplifying the corneal alphabet soupWhen it comes to acronyms, there is no ophthalmic sub-specialty that compares to corneal surgical procedures. For example, let’s take a look at corneal transplants and therapeutic surface treatments. Among KLAL, DALK, PLK, LK, DLEK, DSEK, DSAEK, DMEK, and DMAEK, there is no wonder why there is so much confusion.
Repairing, preparing the cornea as vision rehabilitative platformIn the second of a two-part series, Arun C. Gulani, MD, reviews how to repair or prepare the cornea from any situation to present it for final corneal reshaping—straight to 20/20.