Bilateral microkeratome-assisted anterior lamellar contralateral corneal autograft

A case report

Jordan S. Masters, David Harris

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Purpose: To present a case in which bilateral microkeratomeassisted contralateral anterior lamellar corneal autografting was used in the treatment of a patient with a stromal scar in one eye and dense amblyopia in the fellow eye. Methods: Case report based on chart review. Results: Anterior lamellar flaps were created in both eyes with a microkeratome. Six weeks later, central trephination through both flaps was performed, and the resulting corneal discs were switched. Visual acuity improved to 20/30 in the nonamblyopic eye 1 year after the surgery. Conclusions: Microkeratome-assisted contralateral lamellar autokeratoplasty can be useful in the treatment of an anterior stromal scar when the fellow eye has a clear cornea and poor vision limited by untreatable noncorneal pathology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalCornea
Volume32
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2013

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Autografts
Cicatrix
Trephining
Amblyopia
Autologous Transplantation
Cornea
Visual Acuity
Pathology
Therapeutics

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  • Ophthalmology

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Bilateral microkeratome-assisted anterior lamellar contralateral corneal autograft : A case report. / Masters, Jordan S.; Harris, David.

In: Cornea, Vol. 32, No. 7, 01.07.2013.

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