lamellar keratoplasty

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Related to lamellar keratoplasty: Penetrating keratoplasty

non·pen·e·trat·ing ker·a·to·plas·ty

keratoplasty in which only the anterior layer of the cornea is used (not a tectonic keratoplasty).
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lamellar keratoplasty

Transplantation of donated corneal tissue into the middle layers of the cornea, leaving the corneal endothelium and inner layers of the cornea intact.
See also: keratoplasty
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Excision of corneal tissue and its replacement by a cornea from a human donor. This can be done either over the entire cornea (total keratoplasty) or over a portion of it (partial keratoplasty). Two main techniques are used: (1) the penetrating keratoplasty in which the entire thickness of the cornea is removed and replaced by transparent corneal tissue; (2) the lamellar keratoplasty in which a superficial layer is removed and replaced by healthy tissue. Common indications to perform keratoplasty are therapeutic (e.g. keratoconus, corneal ulcer) or cosmetic (e.g. removing an unsightly opacity). Syn. corneal transplant. See ciclosporin; granular dystrophy; eye bank; corneal graft; immunosuppressants.
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References in periodicals archive ?
Torquetti, "Intrastromal corneal ring segments for astigmatism correction after deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty," Journal of Ophthalmology, vol.
The basic principle of lamellar keratoplasty is to replace only that part of cornea that is diseased and leave the recipient's normal anatomic layers intact.
Targeted lamellar keratoplasty in the horse: a paradigm shift in equine corneal transplantation.
They address the physics and fundamentals, keratoconus screening, evaluation of LASIK flaps, evaluation and management of anterior lamellar surgery, penetrating and posterior lamellar keratoplasty, corneal opacities, refractive corneal implants, intracorneal ring segments, glaucoma evaluations, quantitative measurement of the anterior chamber angle, intraocular lens implantation, anterior segment tumors, measurement of accommodation, intraocular lenses and cataracts, clear corneal cataract incisions, and future applications.
Dr Zaman said that they carried out new transplant procedures including 'deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty' (DALK), 'pre-descemet's deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty' and descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty (DMEK).
The combined treatment failed in 1 patient who finally received therapeutic lamellar keratoplasty (LKP).
Objectives: To compare clinical outcomes of cases who underwent deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty (DALK) and cases who were converted to penetrating keratoplasty (PKP) from DALK surgery.
Lamellar keratoplasty is done where in only diseased layer of cornea is replaced by donor without involving the other layers in order to promote vision.
Therefore, the present study aimed to evaluate clinical, morphological and immunohistochemical events that occur in the cornea of rabbits submitted to lamellar keratoplasty with microfibrillar cellulose membrane implant.
Atlas of microkeratome assisted lamellar keratoplasty.
Rootman, "Comparison of posterior lamellar keratoplasty techniques to penetrating keratoplasty," Ophthalmology, vol.