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Ir J Med Sci. 2008 Jun;177(2):107-10. doi: 10.1007/s11845-008-0136-0. Epub 2008 Mar 12.

Visual outcomes and graft survival following corneal transplants: the need for an Irish National Corneal Transplant Registry.

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Department of Ophthalmology, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Eccles Street, Dublin, Ireland. marcbguerin@hotmail.com

Abstract

PURPOSE:

To evaluate visual outcomes and corneal graft survival at 12 months postoperatively, and to demonstrate the need for an Irish National Corneal Transplant Registry.

METHODS:

Retrospective, single surgeon, single center, analysis of 44 consecutive corneal transplants was performed between 2001 and 2005.

RESULTS:

Forty-four eyes of 41 patients underwent penetrating keratoplasty (n = 37), lamellar keratoplasty (n = 6) or limbal graft (n = 1). Indications for surgery (%) were keratoconus 45.45%; bullous keratopathy 2.7%; graft failure 9%; Fuchs endothelial dystrophy 2 4.5%; Irido corneal endothelial syndrome 2.27% and tectonic 15.9%. Visual outcome at 1 year (%) were as follows: improved by one or more Snellen lines (79.5%); disimproved by one or more Snellen lines (9%); unchanged (11.5%). Graft survival at 1 year was 93%.

DISCUSSION:

Although our findings compare favourably with those of the Australian Corneal Graft Registry, there is no Irish Corneal Transplant Registry with which to compare our results.

PMID:
18335174
DOI:
10.1007/s11845-008-0136-0
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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