Corneal transplant yields good visual recovery in children with keratoconus

SAN FRANCISCO — Corneal transplant surgery in pediatric patients with keratoconus resulted in good visual recovery, according to a physician here.“Keratoconus is the most common reason for corneal transplant surgery in older children between the ages of 12 and 18; interestingly, however, there are very few reports in the literature on the long-term results of corneal transplant surgery in children with keratoconus,” Gerald W. Zaidman, MD, said at the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery meeting.

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