Therapeutic and Tectonic Penetrating Keratoplasty- All in One

Ng, WL. and Umi Kalthum MN., and Jemaima CH., and Then, KY. (2015) Therapeutic and Tectonic Penetrating Keratoplasty- All in One. Journal of Surgical Academia, vol.5 (1). pp. 79-81. ISSN 2231-7481


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A middle-aged gentleman with history of left penetrating keratoplatsy presented with left eye perforated corneal graft secondary to infective keratitis. The affected eye was blind from absolute steroid-induced glaucoma. In view of expected poor graft survival in a blind eye, globe removal was offered. However, the patient refused the treatment and request for another corneal graft. This case highlights both the possibility of good outcome of cornea graft in such a case, and also illustrates that patient’s autonomy to refuse treatment option outweighs beneficence.

Item Type:Article
Keywords:Penetrating keratoplasty, blind, globe removal
Journal:Journal of Surgical Academia
ID Code:8667
Deposited By: Mr. Muhammad Wafi -
Deposited On:11 Jun 2015 03:20
Last Modified:14 Dec 2016 06:47

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