The results of 102 penetrating keratoplasties using 10-0 monofilament nylon suture

W. J. Stark, D. Paton, A. E. Maumenee, P. E. Michelson

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Abstract

The results of 102 consecutive penetrating keratoplasties in 97 eyes using continuous 10-0 monofilament nylon suture, microsurgical technique, and a minimum of 6 mth follow up have been reported. The success rate of these operations ranged from 100% to 0% in the various categories described; the overall success rate was 78%, but that figure is not meaningful in view of the many cases with a predictably poor prognosis before surgery. The authors believe that atraumatic technique and so called microscopic management greatly increase the chance of successful penetrating keratoplasty, and thereby broaden the indications for such surgery.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)11-25
Number of pages15
JournalOphthalmic surgery
Volume3
Issue number1
StatePublished - Dec 1 1972

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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    Stark, W. J., Paton, D., Maumenee, A. E., & Michelson, P. E. (1972). The results of 102 penetrating keratoplasties using 10-0 monofilament nylon suture. Ophthalmic surgery, 3(1), 11-25.