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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 48-55

A study of visual outcome in deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty at a tertiary eye care institute

1 Department of Ophthalmology, Sarojini Devi Eye Hospital, OMC, Hyderabad, Telangana, India
2 Department of Ophthalmology, OMC, Hyderabad, Telangana, India

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DOI: 10.4103/ijot.ijot_58_21

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Introduction: Deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty is a surgical procedure for removing the corneal stroma down to Descemet's membrane. It is most useful for the treatment of corneal disease in the setting of a normally functioning endothelium. Materials and Methods: Patients attending Sarojini Devi Eye Hospital were screened. Twenty-eight eyes of 23 patients with anterior corneal pathologies and who had a best-corrected visual acuity of less than 6/60 and not improving beyond it were included in the study. Results: Conditions in which the pathology is limited to the anterior stroma and sparing the endothelium, lamellar keratoplasty as a procedure offers many advantages with fewer risks of complications. Conclusion: Corneal pathologies involving anterior stroma are better treated with DALK with fewer complications.

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