We reviewed 33 cases of therapeutic keratoplasty using fresh donor cornea followed up for 3 months or longer. The causative lesions were bacterial ulcer 8 eyes, fungal corneal ulcer 4 eyes, herpetic corneal ulcer 6 eyes and peripheral ulcerative keratitis 5 eyes. These eyes were treated by either penetrating or lamellar keratoplasty. Transparent graft was attained in 67%. The visual acuity improved in 61%. The findings show the value of therapeutic keratoplasty using fresh donor cornea for active keratitis or corneal perforations that fail to respond to medical therapy.
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|Japanese Journal of Clinical Ophthalmology
|Published - 1998
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