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Keratopalsty for keratoconus

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Ahmed Samir

on 11 August 2014

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Transcript of Keratopalsty for keratoconus

Keratoplasty for keratoconus
Indications
This is the definitive treatment of keratoconus.

The conical corneal is replaced by a button of regular cornea

Success rate of KP in KC is
> 95%
Keratoplasty
for
Keratoconus

DALK Indications

DALK Technique
Prof.Dr.Alaa Ghaith
Techniques
DALK
Adantages & Disadvantages
Deep Anterior Lamellar Keratoplasty (DALK)

Penetrating Keratoplasty (PKP)

Pathology deeper than 250µ

Corneal Scars
• trauma
• infectious keratitis

Corneal Dystrophies
•keratoconus
•pellucid degeneration

1) Advanced keratoconus
2) Marked thinning
3) Apical scarring
4) Hydrops

Durstine
et al.
, 2009
Advantages:
Rapid rehabilitation
No endothelial rejection

Disadvantages:
Technically difficult
Irregular astigmatism
Anisometropia
Posterior folds
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