Endothelial cell counts after epikeratophakia surgery

R. B. Guss, Penny Asbell, R. A. Berkowitz, H. E. Kaufman

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Abstract

We used specular microscopy to study the corneal endothelium of eight aphakic patients who had undergone epikeratophakia. The average postoperative period was 16 months with a range of 12 to 18 months. Corneal thickness increased from 0.52 mm ± 0.01 mm to 0.88 mm ± 0.04 mm with the addition of the onlay graft. The average preoperative endothelial cell count was low (1,450 per mm2 ± 218) and did not differ significantly (p >.9) from the average postoperative cell count (1,438 per mm2 ± 218). Despite the increase in corneal thickness and low endothelial cell counts, we saw no corneal edema. We conclude that epikeratophakia is well tolerated by the cornea and can be performed safely on eyes that have already undergone substantial trauma to the endothelium.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)408-409
Number of pages2
JournalAnnals of ophthalmology
Volume15
Issue number5
StatePublished - Jan 1 1983
Externally publishedYes

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Epikeratophakia
Endothelial Cells
Cell Count
Corneal Edema
Corneal Endothelium
Inlays
Postoperative Period
Cornea
Endothelium
Microscopy
Transplants
Wounds and Injuries

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  • Ophthalmology

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Guss, R. B., Asbell, P., Berkowitz, R. A., & Kaufman, H. E. (1983). Endothelial cell counts after epikeratophakia surgery. Annals of ophthalmology, 15(5), 408-409.

Endothelial cell counts after epikeratophakia surgery. / Guss, R. B.; Asbell, Penny; Berkowitz, R. A.; Kaufman, H. E.

In: Annals of ophthalmology, Vol. 15, No. 5, 01.01.1983, p. 408-409.

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Guss, RB, Asbell, P, Berkowitz, RA & Kaufman, HE 1983, 'Endothelial cell counts after epikeratophakia surgery', Annals of ophthalmology, vol. 15, no. 5, pp. 408-409.
Guss RB, Asbell P, Berkowitz RA, Kaufman HE. Endothelial cell counts after epikeratophakia surgery. Annals of ophthalmology. 1983 Jan 1;15(5):408-409.
Guss, R. B. ; Asbell, Penny ; Berkowitz, R. A. ; Kaufman, H. E. / Endothelial cell counts after epikeratophakia surgery. In: Annals of ophthalmology. 1983 ; Vol. 15, No. 5. pp. 408-409.
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