September 2016
Volume 57, Issue 12
Open Access
ARVO Annual Meeting Abstract  |   September 2016
Clinical outcome, patient satisfaction and vision related quality of life three years after keratoplasty to manage keratoconus.
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Bader Al-Qahtani
    College of Medicine, King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Riyadh, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • Samar A Al-Swailem
    Anterior Segment, King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • Rajiv Khandekar
    Anterior Segment, King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • Footnotes
    Commercial Relationships   Bader Al-Qahtani, None; Samar Al-Swailem, None; Rajiv Khandekar, None
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Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science September 2016, Vol.57, 1227. doi:
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      Bader Al-Qahtani, Samar A Al-Swailem, Rajiv Khandekar; Clinical outcome, patient satisfaction and vision related quality of life three years after keratoplasty to manage keratoconus.. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2016;57(12):1227.

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Abstract

Purpose : Keratoconus is a disease of relatively low prevalence that rarely results in blindness, but because it affects young adults, the magnitude of its public health impact is disproportionate to its prevalence and clinical severity. The aim was to assess the visual and clinical outcomes, vision related quality of life and patient satisfaction for the services among patients with keratoconus that underwent keratoplasty three years ago at king Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital.

Methods : This historical cohort type of study was conducted in 2015. Health records of patients operated before three years for keratoconus were reviewed to note demography and clinical profile before and last follow up. They were telephonically interviewed using VF 14 (Arabic) and client satisfaction form.

Results : We included 100 patients operated by keratoplasty in 2012. Penetrating keratoplasty was the surgery in 91 patients. 64 and 21 of them had best corrected vision of 20/20 to 20/60 and <20/60 to 20/200 respectively at last follow up. The median duration of clear graft was 3.4 years (25% quartile 2.4). Feedback suggested that satisfaction for keratoplasty services was excellent in 57 and good in 23 participants. The overall vision related quality of life was without problem in 61%. With mild problems in 14%, moderate in 11% and severe in 4%.

Conclusions : Clinical outcomes, vision related quality of life and client satisfaction three years after keratoplasty correlated very well and were promising.

This is an abstract that was submitted for the 2016 ARVO Annual Meeting, held in Seattle, Wash., May 1-5, 2016.

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