Outcome of corneal transplantation in a private institution in saudi arabia

Nazri Omar, Charbel T Bou Chacra, Khalid F. Tabbara

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Abstract

Background: The aim of this work was to describe the indications, complications, and outcomes of penetrating keratoplasty (PKP) in Saudi Arabia. Methods: In a retrospective, noncomparative interventional case series, the medical records of patients who underwent PKP from January 2000 to December 2008 and had a minimum follow-up of 6 months were reviewed. All corneas were obtained from eye banks in the US. Indications, complications, and outcomes of surgery were recorded. This study was approved by the institutional review board. Results: Eighty-five consecutive eyes were included in this study. There were 52 (61.2%) males and 33 (38.8%) females. The median age was 35.0 years (range 3-85 years), and the median follow-up period was 24 months (range 6-108 months). The indications for PKP were keratoconus, bullous keratopathy, corneal scars, corneal dystrophy, and corneal regraft. The overall graft survival time was 88.9 months ± 4.9 months (mean ± standard error of mean, 95% confidence interval [CI] 79.4 months -98.4 months) while the 3-year and 5-year cumulative survival rates were 90.7% and 84.3%, respectively. Surgical indication (P=0.038), immune rejection (P

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1311-1318
Number of pages8
JournalClinical Ophthalmology
Volume7
DOIs
StatePublished - 2013

Keywords

  • Bullous keratopathy
  • Cornea
  • Corneal dystrophy
  • Corneal scars
  • Corneal transplantation
  • Herpetic keratitis
  • Keratoconus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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