Visual correction following penetrating keratoplasty

William E Smiddy, T. R. Hamburg, G. P. Kracher, W. J. Stark

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Abstract

Postoperative visual correction following penetrating keratoplasty usually includes spectacles, but for some patients optimal vision may be obtained using contact lenses. We studied 126 eyes of 101 patients undergoing penetrating keratoplasty to determine the frequency of postoperative contact- lens use, its clinical associations, its effect on the risk of corneal graft rejection, and its potential effects on topical medications. A total of 20 patients (16%) wore contact lenses postoperatively for maximal optical correction. Among eyes with good macular potential, 17 of 63 (27%) wore contact lenses. Contact-lens wear did not preclude the use of chronic postoperative topical medications, nor did it increase the risk of corneal graft rejection. We conclude that contact lenses may be useful for optimizing vision after penetrating keratoplasty, especially when macular potential is good.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)90-93
Number of pages4
JournalOphthalmic Surgery
Volume23
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 1992
Externally publishedYes

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Penetrating Keratoplasty
Contact Lenses
Graft Rejection

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Smiddy, W. E., Hamburg, T. R., Kracher, G. P., & Stark, W. J. (1992). Visual correction following penetrating keratoplasty. Ophthalmic Surgery, 23(2), 90-93.

Visual correction following penetrating keratoplasty. / Smiddy, William E; Hamburg, T. R.; Kracher, G. P.; Stark, W. J.

In: Ophthalmic Surgery, Vol. 23, No. 2, 01.01.1992, p. 90-93.

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Smiddy, WE, Hamburg, TR, Kracher, GP & Stark, WJ 1992, 'Visual correction following penetrating keratoplasty', Ophthalmic Surgery, vol. 23, no. 2, pp. 90-93.
Smiddy WE, Hamburg TR, Kracher GP, Stark WJ. Visual correction following penetrating keratoplasty. Ophthalmic Surgery. 1992 Jan 1;23(2):90-93.
Smiddy, William E ; Hamburg, T. R. ; Kracher, G. P. ; Stark, W. J. / Visual correction following penetrating keratoplasty. In: Ophthalmic Surgery. 1992 ; Vol. 23, No. 2. pp. 90-93.
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