Corneal thickness a potential predictor for corneal transplant survival after PK

Corneal thickness may be used as a predictor for corneal graft survival after penetrating keratoplasty but not as a substitute for cell density measurements, according to a study.The randomized, prospective, multicenter 5-year trial included 887 patients who underwent PK for moderate-risk conditions such as Fuchs’ dystrophy (65%), psuedophakic or aphakic corneal edema (31%), or various other diagnoses (4%).

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