perforating Keratoplasty

In a perforating keratoplasty (PKP) surgery, the cornea is excised at full-thickness and replaced by a full-thickness donor cornea. This technique has been shown successful for many years. The donor cornea will be fixed by sutures, that have to be taken-out at about 6 months. Glasses, contact lenses or other procedures might be necessary to optimise visual results.

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