Purpose: To describe a modified technique of deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty (DALK) assisted by diamond ophthalmic burr (DOB) in two patients with corneal stromal scarring.
Methods: Two patients with corneal stromal scarring underwent a modified DALK technique with corneal stromal polishing assisted by a DOB until the level of the Descemet membrane.
Results: There were no intra- or postoperative complications. Six months postoperatively, the corneal graft was clear, while corrected distance visual acuity improved in both cases.
Conclusions: Burr-assisted DALK seems to represent an alternative surgical technique in patients with corneal stromal scarring.
Keywords: Corneal stromal scarring; Deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty (DALK); Diamond ophthalmic burr (DOB); Modified surgical technique.