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Alejandro Tamez, Jesus Lozano, Julio C Hernandez, Jaime Torres, Jorge E Valdez; Prevalence and causes of penetrating keratoplasty in Hispanic geriatric patients. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2016;57(12):1229.
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To identify the prevalence, indications and ocular comorbidities associated with Hispanic geriatric patients after penetrating keratroplsty.
Retrospective case series study: data of all patients that underwent penetrating keratoplasty in San Jose Tec de Monterrey hospital from 2010-2015 were collected. A group of 101 procedures on 91 patients were randomly reviewed. From this group we identified the geriatric (>65 years old) patients.
33 surgeries in 30 geriatric patients. The average age at the time of surgery was 76.7 years (±6.3). The geriatric population represents a 33% of our total penetrating keratoplasty procedures. The most frequent indications were pseudophakic bullous keratopathy (42%), Fuchs endothelial dystrophy (21%) and corneal perforation (12%). Cataract (30%) was the most common ocular comorbidity present in our patients, followed by glaucoma (18%) and age-related macular degeneration (6%).
Endothelial pathologies were the main indication for penetrating keratoplasty in our hospital in geriatric patients. Cataract and glaucoma were the leading ocular comorbidities and represent a challenge in the prognosis of the surgery. As our population ages the need for more studies concerning this age group grows.
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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