Epikeratophakia after ocular trauma

I. Avni, D. Moverman, M. Cahane, M. Blumenthal

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Five patients with long-standing monocular traumatic aphakia and contact lens intolerance underwent epikeratophakia. This procedure was chosen to rehabilitate the visual function in those eyes that exhibited distorted anterior segment anatomy after trauma. Three of the patients had corneal scars associated with their old perforation wounds, and all of them had undergone an intracapsular cataract extraction soon after their original injuries. Best-corrected visual acuity was 20 50 or better in all cases before surgery. Postoperative best-corrected visual acuity improved to within two lines of the best-corrected preoperative visual acuity, after a minimum follow-up period of six months. No intraoperative complications were noted. One cornea developed late-onset partial scarring of the interface in the area of the original scar, but the process arrested spontaneously.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)268-272
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican Journal of Ophthalmology
Issue number3
StatePublished - 15 Mar 1989


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