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Abstract
Abstract

Results after Penetrating Keratoplasty in Children and Young Adults

Fell A. J.1, Nießen G.2, Engelmann K.3
1Department of Ophthalmology, University of Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany; 2Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Pfeiffer Foundation Magdeburg, Magdeburg, Germany; 3Deptartment of Ophthalmology, University of Dresden, Dresden, Germany

Purpose: To determine distribution of diagnosis, graft survival, visual outcome and astigmatism after penetrating keratoplasty in children and adolescents.
Method: The retrospective study shows the outcome after penetrating keratoplasty in children and adolescents aged between 8 and 18 years. For statistical analysis regrafts in the same eye or keratoplasty in the contra lateral eye were excluded.
Results: The average follow-up of 43 patients with 43 penetrating keratoplasties was 38 (±29) month. Distribution of diagnosis showed a higher incidence of keratoconus and congenital opacities compared to adults and differed significantly when compared to the distribution of diagnosis in younger children. Distribution showed: 6 congenita


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