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Failed penetrating keratoplsty (PKP)

I had a corneal transplant in Germany. Not so successful.

Very large astigmatism and transplanted a thin cornea. On the second eye at the time was a sharp keratoconus and I still see them better than the operated eye. But you know what vision. What do You recommend?

Do a second transplant on the operated eye or do a transplant on a new one. Now I'm 61 years old. Ill since eighteen.

Asked By: Sergio

Answer of keratoconus specialist


As you know, based only on your feelings and not seeing the eye itself + survey results + dynamics to recommend something difficult.

Possible ways:

1. If the vision in the eye after a failed keratoplasty, even with a large astigmatism, but stable, can make refractive replacement of the lens (I think, initial cataract you have, so sooner or later it pridetsja to do), putting a toric lens which will be removed the corneal astigmatism.

2. As for the second eyes - there is the same need to see if there's any dynamics and current performance. It is not clear whether you did the implantation of intrastromal corneal segments and crosslinking.

Contact us - we will be happy to help you.

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