The use of epikeratophakia grafts in pediatric monocular aphakia

K. S. Morgan, T. P. Werblin, Penny Asbell, D. N. Loupe, M. H. Friedlander, H. E. Kaufman

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Abstract

Epikeratophakia is a form of refractive surgery in which the recipient's epithelium is removed and a preshaped donor lenticule is sutured to the patient's cornea. Seventeen patients ranging in age from two months to 6.6 years received 19 epikeratophakia grafts for the correction of aphakic vision. The correction provided by the graft in combination with vigorous amblyopia therapy has yielded some improvement in vision in the 12 patients with successful grafts. This procedure may be particularly suitable for pediatric aphakic patients because it is extraocular and reversible and may be employed as a secondary procedure or in conjunction with cataract extraction. Only with longer follow-up of these and additional patients can these preliminary results be validated and the risk/benefit ratio of this procedure be assessed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)23-29
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
Volume18
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 1 1981
Externally publishedYes

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Epikeratophakia
Aphakia
Pediatrics
Transplants
Refractive Surgical Procedures
Amblyopia
Cataract Extraction
Cornea
Epithelium
Odds Ratio
Tissue Donors

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ophthalmology
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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Morgan, K. S., Werblin, T. P., Asbell, P., Loupe, D. N., Friedlander, M. H., & Kaufman, H. E. (1981). The use of epikeratophakia grafts in pediatric monocular aphakia. Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, 18(6), 23-29.

The use of epikeratophakia grafts in pediatric monocular aphakia. / Morgan, K. S.; Werblin, T. P.; Asbell, Penny; Loupe, D. N.; Friedlander, M. H.; Kaufman, H. E.

In: Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, Vol. 18, No. 6, 01.12.1981, p. 23-29.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Morgan, KS, Werblin, TP, Asbell, P, Loupe, DN, Friedlander, MH & Kaufman, HE 1981, 'The use of epikeratophakia grafts in pediatric monocular aphakia', Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, vol. 18, no. 6, pp. 23-29.
Morgan KS, Werblin TP, Asbell P, Loupe DN, Friedlander MH, Kaufman HE. The use of epikeratophakia grafts in pediatric monocular aphakia. Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus. 1981 Dec 1;18(6):23-29.
Morgan, K. S. ; Werblin, T. P. ; Asbell, Penny ; Loupe, D. N. ; Friedlander, M. H. ; Kaufman, H. E. / The use of epikeratophakia grafts in pediatric monocular aphakia. In: Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus. 1981 ; Vol. 18, No. 6. pp. 23-29.
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