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Double Anterior Chamber Deep Lamellar Keratoplasty: Case Report

Higaki, Shiro M.D.; Maeda, Naoyuki M.D.; Watanabe, Hitoshi M.D.; Kiritoshi, Akira M.D.; Inoue, Yoshitsugu M.D.; Shimomura, Yoshikazu M.D.

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Purpose and Methods We report a case in which, although we planned to perform a penetrating keratoplasty for corneal stromal opacity with normal corneal endothelium, the host's Descemet's membrane became inadvertently detached and the operation resulted in double anterior chamber deep lamellar keratoplasty (DLKP).

Result After surgery, the patient's corrected visual acuity was 20/30.

Conclusion Double anterior chamber DLKP is safe and valuable.

From the Department of Ophthalmology, Osaka University Medical School (S.H., N.M., H.W., A.K., Y.I., Y.S.), Osaka, Japan.

Address correspondence and reprint requests to Dr. S. Higaki, Department of Ophthalmology, Osaka University Medical School, 2-2 Yamadaoka, Suita, Osaka 565-0871, Japan.

Submitted May 18, 1998. Revision received August 4, 1998. Accepted August 30, 1998.

© 1999 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.