Comparison of posterior lamellar keratoplasty
techniques to penetrating keratoplasty.
This is confirmed by the trend of declining penetrating keratoplasty (PK) procedures over the past decade to approximately 1500 cases per year with partial thickness treatments such as deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty
(DALK) and Descemet's stripping endothelial keratoplasty (DSEK) rising to approximately 900 cases per year in the UK.
4] Deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty
(DALK) has been used as an alternative to PK in the last few years in cases with intact endothelium, such as stromal scar, stromal dystrophies, and keratoconus.
Deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty
using irradiated acellular cornea with amniotic membrane transplantation for intractable ocular surface diseases.
compared outcomes of patients who underwent deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty
with those of patients for whom the same procedure was converted to penetrating keratoplasty due to intraoperative macroperforation of Descemet's membrane.
The surgery called 'keratoplasty' involves the partial or lamellar corneal transplant, namely, the deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty
(DALK) and the Descemt's stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty (DSAEK)," Dr Hani Sakla, consultant ophthalmologist and head of the cataract and cornea team at the Dubai Health Authority (DHA), told Gulf News.
Its amadeus platform supports a range of applications such as traditional LASIK, surface ablation, lamellar keratoplasty
, anterior lamellar keratoplasty
, descemet stripping and automated endothelial keratoplasty, among others.
Incremental cost- utility analysis of deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty
compared with penetrating keratoplasty for the treatment of keratoconus.
Ophthalmologists who specialize in corneal transplantation surgery explain the various techniques for deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty
, an approach that has recently become quite popular.
In vitro studies to evaluate safety and efficacy of the tissue, as well as surgical feasibility tests will be carried out, following which there could be clinical application in lamellar keratoplasty
using the above mentioned tissue.
Some areas investigated include deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty
in post-infective corneal scars, the impact of ischemia in glaucoma, and clinical outcomes and results of microbiological contamination after IOL implantation.
Radial Keratotomy (RK), Astigmatic Keratotomy (AK), and Automated Lamellar Keratoplasty
(ALK), are commonly performed procedures selected by people who want to be less dependent on glasses or contact lenses for the correction or improvement of myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), and astigmatism.