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keratoplasty

[′ker·əd·ō‚plas·tē]
(medicine)
A plastic operation on the cornea, especially the transplantation of a portion of the cornea.
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Keratoplasty

 

an operation involving corneal grafting.

It is performed when there are persistent opacities (leukomas) of the cornea that cause a severe decrease in vision, in order to partially or completely restore vision. Sometimes keratoplasty is resorted to also for cosmetic reasons. In keratoplasty the altered cornea is excised and in its place a disk of similar shape and size is grafted that is taken from the cornea of a person whose eye was removed for other reasons.

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References in periodicals archive ?
Lee et al., "Retrospective review of graft dislocation rate associated with descemet stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty after primary failed penetrating keratoplasty," Cornea, vol.
Ponzin, "Microkeratome-assisted preparation of ultrathin grafts for Descemet stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty," Investigative Opthalmology & Visual Science, vol.
Gender Male 56 (49%) Female 58 (51%) Eye Right 62 (54%) Left 52 (46%) Age at surgery 69.0 [+ or -] 7.9 Indication for DSAEK FED 108 (95%) PBK 4 (4%) Decompensation/primary graft failure 2 (2%) DSAEK: Descemet stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty; FED: Fuchs' endothelial dystrophy; PBK: pseudophakic bullous keratopathy.
Virgili, "Descemet stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty in Fuchs' corneal endothelial dystrophy: anterior segment optical coherence tomography and in vivo confocal microscopy analysis," BMC Ophthalmology, vol.
Ratanasit, "Epithelial downgrowth after descemet stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty," Cornea, vol.