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BRIEF COMMUNICATION
Year : 2016  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 95-97

Deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty in dematiaceous keratomycosis


Department of Cornea, H. V. Desai Eye Hospital, Pune, Maharashtra, India

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Shilpa Ajit Joshi
Flat No. 6, Siddh Smruti Apartments, Plot No. 35, Ashok Nagar, Range Hills Road, Pune - 411 007, Maharashtra
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DOI: 10.4103/2320-3897.183721

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Deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty is a technique which has been used effectively to treat anterior stromal corneal opacities, with the obvious benefit of preserving host endothelium. This report documents its use in a case of dematiaceous keratomycosis resistant to conservative management. Therapeutic penetrating keratoplasty, although a gold standard, has a high risk of rejection and poor graft survival. In our patient, careful case selection and meticulous dissection ensured elimination of infection, restoration of vision, and absence of recurrence of infection.


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