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March 1981

Penetrating Keratoplasty for Pseudophakic Bullous Keratopathy: Visual Results

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Ophthalmology, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1981;99(3):415-416. doi:10.1001/archopht.1981.03930010417002

• Thirty-six patients with pseudophakic bullous keratopathy had penetrating keratoplasties with one immediate graft failure and two subsequent rejections. Fifty-four percent of the patients saw 20/40 or better, and 79% saw 20/80 or better. These results are much better than reported for aphakic bullous keratopathy. Endothelial counts in the other eyes showed that 17% of these patients have unexpectedly very low cell counts, which were not appreciated on slitlamp examination and were probably a contributing factor to their corneal decompensation.

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