The future of lamellar keratoplasty

Curr Opin Ophthalmol. 1999 Aug;10(4):253-9. doi: 10.1097/00055735-199908000-00006.


New surgical techniques in lamellar keratoplasty, including phototherapeutic keratectomy, automated lamellar keratectomy, plano-epikeratoplasty, deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty, combined amniotic membrane and limbal transplantation, large-diameter corneoscleral lamellar keratoplasty, and posterior lamellar keratoplasty, have recently become available. These procedures broaden the array of treatments for corneal disorders and may be used as alternatives to penetrating keratoplasty.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Corneal Diseases / surgery*
  • Corneal Stroma / surgery*
  • Corneal Transplantation / trends*
  • Forecasting
  • Humans