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January 1973

Keratoplasty With Glued-On Lenses for Alkali Burns: An Experimental Study

Author Affiliations

From the departments of retina research (Dr. Zauberman), and cornea research (Dr. Refojo), Retina Foundation, Boston. Dr. Zauberman is on leave from Hadassah University Hospital, Jerusalem.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1973;89(1):46-48. doi:10.1001/archopht.1973.01000040048011

Severe caustic burns of the cornea in owl monkeys were treated with keratoplasty covered by a glued-on lens for splinting and preventing ulceration. The lens was removed five to six weeks after surgery when new vessels started to enter the graft. Four-millimeter transplants remained fairly transparent without ulceration in three out of four cases. Seven-millimeter transplants usually resulted in early detachment of the lens. The gluedon lens offered protection against ulceration and opacification during the healing process.

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