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March 1950

CORNEAL FISTULA FOLLOWING TRANSPLANTATIONReport of Two Cases; Methods of Treatment

Author Affiliations

CLEVELAND
From the Department of Surgery, Division of Ophthalmology, Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1950;43(3):503-508. doi:10.1001/archopht.1950.00910010512010

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Abstract

WITH an increase in the number of corneal transplantations performed, there is also an increase in the various types of complications that occur. Much emphasis is placed on improvements in technic of the operation, and great advances have been made along this line; but together with this there must be improvement in the methods and technics of remedying the various complications, of which there are many.

Surgeons doing corneal transplantation are occasionally faced with the undesirable development of a corneal fistula, and it is the purpose of this paper to discuss briefly this complication and to deal with the methods of closure.

After the corneal transplantation, on careful observation of the wound and with the use of fluorescein, one may find a variable degree of seepage of aqueous along a border of the graft, even though the graft may appear to fit well in the cornea of the host and

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