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N.S. Georgiadis, K.G. Boboridis, N.G. Ziakas, S.S. Lake, N. Lallos; A 20-year Review of Penetrating Keratoplasties Performed in the Eye Bank of Greece . Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2003;44(13):4680.
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Purpose: To identify the indications for penetrating keratoplasties (PK) performed at the Eye Bank of Greece in the 1980-2000 period. Methods: Retrospective note review of all PK performed during this 20-year period. Results: From a total of 398 cases, 224 (56.2%) were males and 174 (43.8%) were females with an average age of 47.5 years. The most common indications for PK were keratoconus 125 cases (31.4%), bullous keratopathy 109 cases (27.3%), graft failure 43 cases (10.8%), herpetic keratitis 34 cases (8.5%), corneal dystrophy 22 cases (5.5%), trauma 15 cases (3.7%), and chemical burn 11 cases (2.7%). Other indications account for the remaining 9.4% of the cases. From the 26 cases of trauma and chemical burn 20 (76.9%) were males while from the 22 PK dystrophy cases 15 (68.2%) were females. 54.5% of the repeat PK cases for graft failure were initially performed for bullous keratopathy Conclusions: The most common indications for PK were keratoconous, bullous keratopathy, graft failure and herpetic keratitis. PK for trauma and chemical burn were more frequent in males while PK for corneal dystrophy in females.
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