• Users Online: 1219
  • Print this page
  • Email this page
ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2018  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 21-23

Indications and Clinical Outcome of Deep Anterior Lamellar Keratoplasty (Dalk) In Central India


Senior Resident, Department of Ophthalmology, Darbhanga Medical College, Darbhanga, Bihar, India

Correspondence Address:
Seema Kumari
Senior Resident, Dept. of Ophthalmology, DMCH, Darbhanga, Bihar
India
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


Rights and PermissionsRights and Permissions

Aim: To report clinical outcomes of deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty (DALK) in patients with varied corneal opacities. Design: Retrospective noncomparative interventional study. Methods: 54 patients were subjected to DALK and followed for at least six months. Outcome measures were intraoperative and postoperative complications, uncorrected and best corrected visual acuity (UCVA and BCVA), mean refractive spherical equivalent (MRSE) and mean cylinder at final follow-up. Results: Intraoperative complications includes Descemet's perforation (6). Postoperative complications includes interface haze (4), graft infection (3), pupillary block glaucoma (1), graft melting (1), graft rejection (3). Mean preoperative and postoperative UCVA and BCVA was 1.56±0.35D; 1.09±0.47D and 1.56+0.35D;0.76+0.54D respectively. Mean MRSE and mean cylinder at final follow up was -0.76+5.94DS and 0.41±10.72D respectively. Conclusion: DALK provides stable long term visual and refractive outcomes.


[FULL TEXT] [PDF]*
Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Related articles
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)
 

 Article Access Statistics
    Viewed490    
    Printed12    
    Emailed0    
    PDF Downloaded34    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal