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Jaime D Martinez, David Arturo Ancona-Lezama, Sarai Delgado, Ana Lilia Pérez-Balbuena; CONTRALATERAL AUTOLOGOUS CORNEAL TRANSPLANTATION EXPERIENCE IN A TERTIARY CARE OPHTHALMOLOGY HOSPITAL IN MEXICO CITY. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2016;57(12):1243.
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To report on outcomes after contralateral autologous corneal transplantation (Auto-PK) experience in a tertiary care ophthalmology hospital in Mexico City.
Design: Case series. Patient population: 11 patients who received Auto-PK and contralateral opaque cornea in the donor eye at “Asociación Para Evitar La Ceguera en México. Dr. Luis Sánchez Bulnes” from 2010 to date.
We report on 11 patients who underwent Auto-PK. The median patient age at the time of surgery was 58 years (range, 35-85 years); 4 patients were female and 7 male. None operative or immediate post-operative complications occurred in the Auto-PK eye, reporting one expulsive hemorrhage in the sightless eye. Follow-up time ranged from 11-65 months (mean, 26 months). During this time, 3 of the auto-PK failed due to endothelial attenuation. Identified risk factors for failure in the autologous eyes included the presence of Ahmed glaucoma drainage device (6/11), history of glaucoma (8/11), 2/11 had a previous history of heterologous PK, and one patient with Vogt-Koranagi-Hadara disease.
This is the largest study that describes good outcome of patients who underwent Auto-PK. This study highlights the importance of analyzing risk factors that where not present in similar studies.
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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