PROGNOSIS OF THERAPEUTIC PENETRATIVE KERATOPLASTY FOR FUNGAL KERATITIS DEPENDING ON CORNEAL GRAFT DIAMETER
Dr. Dilip Kumre MD, Dr. Saket Benurwar MD (STD), Dr. Nilesh K Tumram MD*
Fungal keratitis is a severe cause of blindness in most developing countries, and it has become the leading cause of the infectious keratitis in most areas of India. The present study mainly observed the follow-up results of patients with fungal keratitis who underwent PKP and compared the postoperative visual acuity and complications between patients whose corneal graft diameter was 8.00mm or larger and whose graft diameter smaller than 8.00mm. the study concludes
that PK is effective treatment approach for fungal keratitis, there is higher incidence of graft rejection & secondary glaucoma in large diameter PK for fungal keratitis and early diagnosis & early PK with smaller diameter graft can improve prognosis in fungal keratitis.
Keywords: Fungal Keratitis; Blindness; Penetrative Keratoplasty; Corneal Graft.
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