Burr-Assisted Anterior Lamellar Keratoplasty (DALK) in Patients with Corneal Stromal Scarring: A Case Series

George D. Kymionis, Michael A. Grentzelos, Myrsini Petrelli, Clarice Giacuzzo, Konstantinos Droutsas
2020 Ophthalmology and Therapy  
To describe a modified technique of deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty (DALK) assisted by diamond ophthalmic burr (DOB) in two patients with corneal stromal scarring. Two patients with corneal stromal scarring underwent a modified DALK technique with corneal stromal polishing assisted by a DOB until the level of the Descemet membrane. There were no intra- or postoperative complications. Six months postoperatively, the corneal graft was clear, while corrected distance visual acuity improved in
more » ... oth cases. Burr-assisted DALK seems to represent an alternative surgical technique in patients with corneal stromal scarring.
doi:10.1007/s40123-020-00248-8 pmid:32279233 fatcat:5str3aby2reclaqltd3fpz7mea