Keratoplasty


Keratoplasty


Keratoplasty is of 2 types. They are:

Penetrating keratoplasty:

→ Full thickness Keratoplasty

→All 5 layers taken from donor

Lamellar keratoplasty:

→ Partial thickness Keratoplasty

→ Only outer layers taken from donor

→Recipient retains his own:

  1. Endothelium
  2. Descemet’s membrane
  3. Stroma +/ –

→ Donor provides his:

  1. Epithelium
  2. Bowman’s membrane
  3. Stroma +/ –

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