Open loop anterior chamber intraocular lens implantation with penetrating keratoplasty

Mitsuko Ohyama, Jun Shimazaki, Hao Yung Yang, Ikuko Toda, Hiroshi Fujishima, Kazuo Tsubota

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The authors evaluated the results of penetrating keratoplasty (PKP) and anterior-chamber intraocular lens (IOL) implantation without posterior capsule support in 17 eyes (17 patients). Sixteen of the 17 grafts remained clear and 1 eye developed endothelial decompensation due to postoperative glaucoma. Visual acuity was improved postoperatively in 12 eyes (70.6%). Mean endothelial cell density in the 17 cases was 2,470/mm 2 preoperatively and 2,135/mm 2 postoperatively. These results indicate that implantation of an open-loop anterior-chamber IOL is useful in PKP patients with no posterior capsule support.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)129-132
Number of pages4
JournalFolia Ophthalmologica Japonica
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1996 Mar 28
Externally publishedYes


  • Anterior-Chamber IOL
  • Endothelial Cell
  • Glaucoma
  • Penetrating Keratoplasty

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology


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