Indian Journal of Ophthalmology

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2020  |  Volume : 68  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 226--229

Using corneal graft from keratoconic donor for lamellar and penetrating keratoplasties


George D Kymionis, David Tabibian, Nafsika Voulgari, Filippo Fabro, Michael A Grentzelos 
 Department of Ophthalmology, University of Lausanne, Jules-Gonin Eye Hospital, Fondation Asile des aveugles, Lausanne, Switzerland

Correspondence Address:
Prof. George D Kymionis
Department of Ophthalmology, University of Lausanne, Jules-Gonin Eye Hospital, Fondation Asile des aveugles, 15 Avenue de France, 1002, Lausanne
Switzerland

We report the use of two corneal grafts derived from a donor, with a history of early stage keratoconus, for lamellar and penetrating keratoplasty. The first graft was used to perform Descemet stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty (DSAEK) in a patient with endothelial dysfunction and advanced pseudoexfoliative glaucoma. The second graft was used for an emergency penetrating keratoplasty in a patient with corneal perforation secondary to uncontrolled herpes keratitis. In the first case, 1 year postoperatively, the graft was clear and attached with no signs of rejection or failure. In the second case, the perforation did not relapse after keratoplasty and the globe retained its structural integrity during the 1-year follow-up.


How to cite this article:
Kymionis GD, Tabibian D, Voulgari N, Fabro F, Grentzelos MA. Using corneal graft from keratoconic donor for lamellar and penetrating keratoplasties.Indian J Ophthalmol 2020;68:226-229


How to cite this URL:
Kymionis GD, Tabibian D, Voulgari N, Fabro F, Grentzelos MA. Using corneal graft from keratoconic donor for lamellar and penetrating keratoplasties. Indian J Ophthalmol [serial online] 2020 [cited 2020 Jul 4 ];68:226-229
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