Aphakic extended-wear contact lenses after penetrating keratoplasty

Matthew E. Dangel, Gregory P. Kracher, Walter J. Stark, A. Edward Maumenee, Neil F. Martin

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Fifteen aphakic eyes in 15 selected patients who underwent penetrating keratoplasty were successfully fitted with extended-wear contact lenses three to 42 months postoperatively. After an average follow-up of 17 months, there was no graft edema, no microbial corneal ulcers, and no episode of graft rejection. Three eyes developed minor (1 to 2 mm) graft neovascularization; the neovascularization was stable and did not require discontinuation of the contact lenses. Fourteen of the 15 patients had postoperative visual acuities of 20 70 or better; the one patient whose visual acuity was worse than 10 70 had a clear graft but also had senile macular degeneration.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)156-160
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican journal of ophthalmology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1983
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology


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