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Klin Monbl Augenheilkd. 1977 Mar;170(3):488-93.

[Ipsilateral rotational autokeratoplasty (author's transl)].

[Article in German]


Within 2 years 14 rotational autokeratoplasties were performed with a trephinediameter of 7 to 8 mm. 7 of these patients were children less than 15-years-old. The indications were the following: central corneal opacities due to vascularised congenital anomalies (e.g. Peters' anomaly), after burns and in combination with extensive post-traumatic anterior synechiaes requiring reconstruction of the anterior segment. 11 eyes were followed up for at least 6 months. There were no intra- or postoperative complications, and significant visual improvement resulted in 8 eyes in spite of the complex preoperative situation. In view of our encouraging experience we recommend that ipsilateral rotational autokeratoplasties should be considered in special complex corneal opacities more often, particularly in children.

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