Early Results of Penetrating Keratoplasty After Cultivated Limbal Epithelium Transplantation

Virender S. Sangwan
2005 Archives of Ophthalmology  
Objective: To describe the early results of penetrating keratoplasty (PKP) in patients who had previously undergone cultivated limbal epithelium transplantation. Methods: Medical records of patients with limbal stem cell deficiency due to chemical burns who underwent PKP after cultivated limbal epithelium transplantation were reviewed for demographics, primary etiology, type of limbal transplantation, ocular surface stability, visual acuity, graft clarity, and complications. Histopathologic
more » ... ures of the recipient corneal buttons were studied with special attention to epithelial status.
doi:10.1001/archopht.123.3.334 pmid:15767475 fatcat:4hola3w7ybh65n7v35hc4p62yi