Epikeratophakia

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Epikeratophakia
Intervention
ICD-9-CM 11.76
MeSH D017391

Epikeratophakia is the surgical correction of aphakia.[1] It is a refractive surgical procedure in which a donor cornea is transplanted to the anterior surface of the patient's cornea. A lamellar disc from a donor cornea is placed over the de-epithelialized host cornea and sutured into a prepared groove on the host cornea. Indications include aphakia and refractive errors which cannot be corrected with conservative methods.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sunita Agarwal; Athiya Agarwal; David J. Apple, M.D. (2002). Textbook of Ophthalmology. Jaypee Brothers Publishers. pp. 1189–. ISBN 978-81-7179-884-1. Retrieved 23 February 2013.