A new era in corneal transplantation: Paradigm shift and evolution of techniques
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AbstractPenetrating keratoplasty is the replacement of a diseased cornea with a full-thickness donor graft. In the last century, this 'gold standard' procedure was long established as the treatment of choice for various corneal diseases. The classical indications for a penetrating keratoplasty entailed optical, tectonic, therapeutic, and cosmetic issues. Over the past decade however, surgical advances have now enabled operations involving the cornea to be performed with a major shift in emphasis, such that penetrating keratoplasty has given way to lamellar (layered) keratoplasty. This review provides the latest updates on developments in the field of corneal transplantation and the nomenclature of different types of component surgery, particularly from the perspective of Hong Kong.
All Author(s) ListYoung A.L., Kam K.W., Jhanji V., Cheng L.L., Rao S.K.
Journal nameHong Kong Medical Journal
Year2012
Month12
Day1
Volume Number18
Issue Number6
PublisherHong Kong Academy of Medicine Press
Place of PublicationHong Kong
Pages509 - 516
ISSN1024-2708
LanguagesEnglish-United Kingdom
KeywordsCorneal transplantation, Descemet stripping endothelial keratoplasty, Graft survival, Keratoplasty, Penetrating

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