Home About us Editorial board Ahead of print Current issue Search Archives Submit article Instructions Subscribe Contacts Login 
  • Users Online: 3372
  • Home
  • Print this page
  • Email this page
BRIEF COMMUNICATION
Year : 2011  |  Volume : 59  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 308-310

Can we overcome the challenges of sutures in lamellar keratoplasty?


1 Cornea Services, Dr. Rajendra Prasad Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences, AIIMS, New Delhi, India
2 Subharti Medical College, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Anita Panda
DII/33, Ansari Nagar, AIIMS, New Delhi - 110 029
India
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0301-4738.82001

Rights and Permissions

Lamellar keratoplasty (LK) is a technique which can be followed for both tectonic and optical purposes. We describe a technique of sutureless anterior LK by fixing the donor lenticule to the recipient bed using fibrin glue. LK was performed in an eye with corneal opacity using the manual dissection method. The donor lenticule was cut with a microkeratome after fixing the corneoscleral rim in an artificial anterior chamber. The size of the donor lenticule was 8.5 mm and fixed to the recipient bed with fibrin glue. The surgical time was reduced significantly with this technique. There was an uneventful postoperative period during the follow-up of 12 months. Best corrected visual acuity improved from hand movement to 20/60. Thus, the use of fibrin glue for fixing the anterior lamellar lenticule is a viable option for both optical and anatomical purposes.


[FULL TEXT] [PDF]*
Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Related articles
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)
 

 Article Access Statistics
    Viewed1252    
    Printed51    
    Emailed2    
    PDF Downloaded172    
    Comments [Add]    
    Cited by others 1    

Recommend this journal