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W. B. Brothers, H. Hsu; Trends in Indications for Penetrating Keratoplasty in the Academic Setting (2002-2007). Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2008;49(13):1976.
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To study the leading indications and changing trends for penetrating keratoplasty (PK) in our academic setting over the last 5 years.
A retrospective review of the indications for PKs performed at St Louis University during the years of 2002-2007.
During our study from 2002-2007, 94 PKs were performed. Regraft (39.3%) was the leading indication for PK, followed by pseudophakic bullous keratopathy (PBK)/aphakic bullous keratopathy (ABK) (30.0%), keratoconus (KCN) and other ectasias (7.4%), corneal scar (11.6 %), and Fuchs dystrophy (8.5%).
In our study, regraft was noted to be the leading indication for PK at our institution. This was unlike previously published data from the Eye bank Association (2002-2007) which supported PBK/ABK as the leading indication at 21.1% followed by KCN(14.8%), Fuch’s (13.8%), and lastly regraft (12%).
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