[Immunosuppressive therapy with cyclosporin A following penetrating keratoplasty]

Klin Monbl Augenheilkd. 1985 Nov;187(5):398-400. doi: 10.1055/s-2008-1054346.
[Article in German]


Report on 11 patients who underwent penetrating keratoplasty and were treated with Cyclosporin A for an average of 6 months because of excessive superficial and deep vascularization of the recipient cornea. In none of the patients was a permanent Cyclosporin A-induced side-effect observed. After an average follow-up period of 11 months 9 grafts remained completely clear; however, an allograft-reaction occurred in 2 cases in spite of the immunosuppressive therapy.

Publication types

  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Corneal Diseases / surgery*
  • Corneal Transplantation*
  • Cyclosporins / therapeutic use*
  • Female
  • Graft Rejection / drug effects
  • Humans
  • Male


  • Cyclosporins