Penetrating keratoplasty in the management of iridocorneal endothelial syndrome

G. J. Crawford, R. Doyle Sulting, Harrison D Cavanagh, G. O. Waring

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The clinical results of penetrating keratoplasty for iridocorneal endothelial (ICE) syndrome are presented. Nine cases of penetrating keratoplasty for ICE syndrome were reviewed retrospectively. All grafts remain clear, with posterior corneal changes occurring in only one case, after a mean follow-up of 43 months. Penetrating keratoplasty produced visual improvement in 7 of the 9 cases, relief of pain in 6 of 6 cases, and prevention of further corneal infection in 1 case. We believe that penetrating keratoplasty has a place in the treatment regimen of this disease, not only to achieve improvement in vision, but also for relief of pain, and avoidance of recurrent corneal infections, and to allow a clear media for careful monitoring of optic disc and field changes in the associated glaucoma.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)34-40
Number of pages7
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology


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