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Article
August 1930

KERATOPLASTY

Arch Ophthalmol. 1930;4(2):165-173. doi:10.1001/archopht.1930.00810100011001
Abstract

Twenty years have passed since I began doing keratoplasty as described by von Hippel, Sr. For thirty years it had been attempted frequently, with but one successful result, that of E. Zirm in 1906. In recent years, with a great amount of material at my disposal, I have attempted the operation with several modifications.

Both my assistants and I have published several papers concerning the patients operated on in my clinic to the year 1925. It is my desire now, however, to give an exact description of my present procedure and to give a résumé of all my past experience with keratoplasty. I will confine myself to what I believe to be the only hopeful method, that of partially penetrating keratoplasty. A circumscribed disk of from 4 to 5 mm. in diameter, consisting of the entire thickness of the cornea of the diseased eye, is excised and is replaced by

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