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DOI: 10.21276/amdr.2015.1.1.4
To evaluate the visual outcome of penetrating keratoplasty in patients with healed microbial corneal lesions

Jul-Dec 2015 | Vol 1 | Issue 1 | Page :16-19

Jadon VS1*, Shekhawat S2, Goyal S3, Sandhu PS4

1Senior Resident, Department of Ophthalmology, 2Senior Demonstrator, Department Of Anatomy, JLN Medical College, Ajmer, Rajasthan, INDIA. 3Associate Professor, 4Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, GGS Medical College, Faridkot, Punjab, INDIA.

How to cite this article:Jadon VS, Shekhawat S, Goyal S, Sandhu PS. To evaluate the visual outcome of penetrating keratoplasty in patients with healed microbial corneal lesions; Adv Med Dent Res 2015;Jul- Dec; 1(1); 16-19


Purpose: To evaluate the visual outcome of penetrating keratoplasy (PKP) in patients with healed microbial corneal lesions. Material and Methods: Penetrating keratoplasty alone or triple procedure was performed in 40 eyes of 40 patients with healed microbial corneal lesions. Outcome was evaluated in terms of graft survival and final best corrected visual acuity. Results: Out of 40 patients underwent PKP, 72.50% were male and 27.50% female. Mean recipient age was 54.02 years (range 11-80). Indication for PKP was healed microbial corneal lesions, 37.50% were healed bacterial, 32.50% healed fungal and 30% healed viral keratitis patients. PKP alone was performed in 80% patients and 20% patients had triple procedure. Follow up period after surgery was 6 months. Overall graft survival was 67%, final best corrected visual acuity achieved was: >6/60 in 13 cases (32.50%). 9 cases (22.50%) had vision between 6/60-4/60. Conclusion: Blindness due to corneal opacity results in significant morbidity both in terms of loss of vision and socioeconomic reasons. Penetrating keratoplasty is the only method to visually rehabilitate these patients.

Keywords: :Healed microbial corneal lesions, Penetrating keratoplasty, Triple procedure, Visual outcome.

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