Big-bubble keratoplasty

Laia Bisbe, Tatiana Deveney, Penny Asbell

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Abstract

A profusion of recent advances in surgical techniques is making both anterior and posterior lamellar keratoplasties more acceptable. Lamellar keratoplasties present both technical and functional challenges. A novel technique for anterior lamellar corneal surgery, termed 'bigbubble' keratoplasty, appears to achieve similar functional results to those achieved by traditional penetrating keratoplasty while offering several specific advantages over full-thickness keratoplasty: no risk of endothelial rejection and subsequent corneal edema, less invasive surgery, improved wound integrity and decreased intra-and post-operative complications. The handicap of big-bubble keratoplasty is that it is a more demanding surgical technique than penetrating keratoplasty. In this article, we examine the original big-bubble surgical technique and its variants, and discuss results and complications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)553-561
Number of pages9
JournalExpert Review of Ophthalmology
Volume4
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2009
Externally publishedYes

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Corneal Transplantation
Surgery
Penetrating Keratoplasty
Corneal Edema
Wounds and Injuries

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Ophthalmology
  • Optometry

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Big-bubble keratoplasty. / Bisbe, Laia; Deveney, Tatiana; Asbell, Penny.

In: Expert Review of Ophthalmology, Vol. 4, No. 5, 01.12.2009, p. 553-561.

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Bisbe, Laia ; Deveney, Tatiana ; Asbell, Penny. / Big-bubble keratoplasty. In: Expert Review of Ophthalmology. 2009 ; Vol. 4, No. 5. pp. 553-561.
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