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Acta Chirurgica Latviensis

The Journal of Riga Stradins University; Latvian Association of Surgeons; Latvian Association of Paediatric Surgeons

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Total Corneal Transplantation after Trauma

Elina Silina / Guna Laganovska
  • Riga Stradins University, Riga, Latvia
  • Departmant of Ophthalmology, Pauls Stradins Clinical University Hospital, Riga, Latvia
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Published Online: 2018-09-25 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/chilat-2017-0023


The first successful corneal transplantation is known since 1905, performed by Eduard Zirm (2). It has been implemented in order to restore vision in a variety of corneal diseases and after ocular traumas. The traditional technique for corneal transplantation, penetrating keratoplasty (PKP), refers to the full-thickness replacement of corneal tissue with a healthy donor graft (1). Authors report a well-documented case about successfully transplanted cornea after penetrating ocular trauma to improve visual outcome.

Keywords: corneal transplantation; penetrating keratoplasty; trauma


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Published Online: 2018-09-25

Published in Print: 2017-12-20

Citation Information: Acta Chirurgica Latviensis, Volume 17, Issue 2, Pages 37–38, ISSN (Online) 2199-5737, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/chilat-2017-0023.

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