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. 2018 Mar 5;12:433-437.
doi: 10.2147/OPTH.S141127. eCollection 2018.

Bowman's Layer Transplantation: Evidence to Date

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Bowman's Layer Transplantation: Evidence to Date

Bhavana Sharma et al. Clin Ophthalmol. .
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Abstract

Surgical management of keratoconus (KC) has undergone a paradigm shift in the last two decades and component corneal transplantation technique of deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty has established itself as a modality of choice for management of advanced cases of KC. Every now and then, new minimalist modalities are being innovated for the management of KC. On the same lines, a new technique, Bowman's layer transplantation, for surgical management of moderate to advanced KC has been reported in recent years. The procedure has shown to be beneficial in reducing ectasia in advanced KC with minimal intraoperative and postoperative complications. In this review, we intend to describe available information and literature with reference to this new surgical technique - Bowman's layer transplantation.

Keywords: Bowman’s Layer; component keratoplasty; keratoconus; keratoplasty; post PRK haze.

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Disclosure The authors report no conflicts of interest in this work.

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