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J Cataract Refract Surg. 2007 Mar;33(3):371-5.

Variant of the big bubble technique in deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty.

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Service d'Ophtalmologie, Hôpital Purpan, Place du Docteur Baylac, 31059 Toulouse Cedex, France. pierrefournie@yahoo.com

Abstract

We describe a variant of the big-bubble technique that involves placement of a stromal corneal nick and nontraumatic intrastromal insertion of a blunt cannula following anterior lamellar keratectomy. The goal of this technique is to reduce the risk for intraoperative corneal perforation and to obtain a large air bubble between Descemet's membrane and the corneal stroma. Deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty is easier and safer with this technique.

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PMID:
17321383
DOI:
10.1016/j.jcrs.2006.10.053
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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