Epikeratophakia without annular keratectomy

J. D. Goosey, Thomas Prager, T. L. Marvelli, M. E. Allison, S. R. Hook, K. A. Carlson

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Nineteen patients (20 eyes) underwent epikeratophakia for correction of high myopia. In contrast to the conventional surgical method utilizing an annular keratectomy, no keratectomy was performed in these patients. The surgical procedure is discussed. Preliminary results (up to six months) indicate that the omission of an annular keratectomy has no effect on graft clarity or viability. The weighted-average percent correction over six months postoperatively was 102%.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)388-391
Number of pages4
JournalAnnals of Ophthalmology
Issue number10
StatePublished - Dec 1 1987

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology


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