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Cornea. 2007 Jun;26(5):561-3.

Indications for penetrating keratoplasty in Iran.

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Department of Ophthalmology, Shahid Beheshti Medical University, Tehran, Iran. info@iraneyebank.org

Abstract

PURPOSE:

To determine the indications for penetrating keratoplasty (PK) in Iran.

METHODS:

: All eye bank records of patients who had undergone PK between 1994 and 2004 at ophthalmic centers throughout the country were reviewed.

RESULTS:

During this 11-year period, a total of 19,668 cases were operated on. The most common indication for PK was keratoconus (n = 6787, 34.51%), followed by corneal opacity and scar (n = 3674, 18.68%), pseudophakic bullous keratopathy (n = 1808, 9.19%), corneal dystrophies (n = 1272, 6.47%), aphakic bullous keratopathy (n = 1198, 6.09%), and regraft (n = 1038, 5.28%). There was an increasing trend in rates of keratoconus and pseudophakic bullous keratopathy and a decreasing trend in aphakic bullous keratopathy over this period (P < 0.001). No significant change of trend was noted in the corneal opacity and scar, regraft, and corneal dystrophy groups.

CONCLUSIONS:

Keratoconus is the most common indication for PK in Iran.

PMID:
17525652
DOI:
10.1097/ICO.0b013e318041f05c
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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