Eye
Cornea
Transplantation


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PubMed Search: Transplantation of cornea [title] pathology

Nat Pernick, M.D.
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Definition / general
Cite this page: Pernick N. Transplantation. PathologyOutlines.com website. https://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/eyecorneatransplant.html. Accessed January 22nd, 2021.
Definition / general
  • Keratoplasty (corneal transplantation):
    • Produces button 8 mm in diameter
  • Indications for keratoplasty:
    • Primary and secondary endothelial decompensation (dystrophy)
    • Fibrosis
    • Vascularization
    • Keratoconus
    • Failed prior grafts
    • Interstitial keratitis
  • Penetrating keratoplasty:
    • Full thickness corneal graft
    • 8 mm in diameter
  • Lamellar keratoplasty:
    • Partial thickness corneal graft
  • Donor corneal scleral rim:
    • Want to check for endothelial damage
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