KEY WORDS: CXL, Pseudophakic Bullous Keratopathy, Corneal transplantation.
Pseudophakic bullous keratopathy (PBK) is an important, visually significant, long term complication after cataract surgery that can render the patient legally blind.
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Key Words: Descemet's membrane, endothelial keratoplasty, pseudophakic bullous keratopathy
Preliminary clinical results of posterior lamellar keratoplasty for a case of pseudophakic bullous keratopathy. Am J Ophthalmol.
Gender Male 56 (49%) Female 58 (51%) Eye Right 62 (54%) Left 52 (46%) Age at surgery 69.0 [+ or -] 7.9 Indication for DSAEK FED 108 (95%) PBK 4 (4%) Decompensation/primary graft failure 2 (2%) DSAEK: Descemet stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty; FED: Fuchs' endothelial dystrophy; PBK: pseudophakic bullous keratopathy
. Table 2: Ophthalmic and anatomical outcomes (means [+ or -] SD) and the number of eyes (n) that were assessed at baseline and during follow- up.
(1) Common causes of corneal opacities are microbial keratitis followed by corneal scars, pseudophakic bullous keratopathy and corneal dystrophies and degenerations.
Indications of Lamellar Keratoplasty: Corneal dystrophies, Corneal Degenerations, Corneal scars, Pseudophakic bullous keratopathy.
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The patients with lesser preoperative corneal thickness had a smoother and easier recipient's graft separation due to better penetration of the femtosecond laser; also, patients with a lesser period of pseudophakic bullous keratopathy
showed a more uniform femtosecond laser cut and easier separation, as long-standing edema causes anterior stromal haze and stromal scaring, as shown by the confocal microscope .
PLK is becoming a gold-standard technique in the treatment of corneal endothelial diseases, including endothelial dystrophies, pseudophakic bullous keratopathy
and endothelial graft failures.