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January 1976

'Figure 8' Ipsilateral Autokeratoplasty: A Modification Using Standard Corneal Trephines

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Ophthalmology, University of Arkansas Medical Center, Little Rock, Ark.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1976;94(1):121-122. doi:10.1001/archopht.1976.03910030061015

• A modification of the "figure 8" ipsilateral autokeratoplasty uses a silicone wafer beneath a portion of a standard sized corneal trephine to limit its cutting edge. This procedure eliminates the necessity of a custom-made instrument in a seldom-performed operation.