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From the Archives of the Archives
July 2000

A look at the past . . .

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Arch Ophthalmol. 2000;118(7):904. doi:10-1001/pubs.Ophthalmol.-ISSN-0003-9950-118-7-eya0143

In 1936 I performed the first keratoplasty in a case of advanced keratoconus, with resulting pronounced improvement of vision and seemingly lasting cure. Encourage by the first trials, I proceeded to treat other patients with advanced keratoconus with corneal transplantation. The results have been most encouraging.

Reference: Castroviejo R. Keratoplasty in treatment of keratoconus. Arch Ophthalmol. 1949;42:776-781.