PK with topical anesthesia successful for perforated corneal ulcers

Topical anesthesia for penetrating keratoplasty produced successful results in cooperative patients with perforated corneal ulcers, a study found. The prospective, interventional case series included 17 eyes of 15 patients who underwent PK under topical anesthesia to treat corneal ulcers. Eight eyes were phakic, eight eyes were pseudophakic and one eye was aphakic.The procedure was successful in all eyes.

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