Six patients with markedly eccentric penetrating keratoplasties had severe corneal astigmatism (mean, 10.38 +/- 2.91 diopters). In four of these patients the flat meridian was lying in the direction of graft displacement. Laboratory experiments disclosed no statistically significant difference in diameter between the major and minor axes of the corneal buttons in the centrally and eccentrically trephined eyes and we could not elucidate the mechanism of the severe astigmatism. However, in the eccentrically trephined eyes the longer axis consistently lay in the direction of decentration whereas in the centrally trephined eyes the long axis was oriented randomly.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||American Journal of Ophthalmology|
|Publication status||Published - 15 Mar 1985|
- Corneal Transplantation
- In Vitro Techniques
- Postoperative Complications