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Keratoconus treatment using femtosecond-assisted intrastromal corneal graft (FAISCG) surgery: a case series

Authors Jadidi K, Mosavi SA

Received 29 September 2017

Accepted for publication 2 November 2017

Published 23 January 2018 Volume 2018:11 Pages 9—15

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/IMCRJ.S152884

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Peer reviewers approved by Dr Yusuke Okuma

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Editor who approved publication: Dr Scott Fraser


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Khosrow Jadidi,1 Seyed Aliasghar Mosavi2

1Department of Ophthalmology, Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran; 2Vision Health Research Center, Tehran, Iran

Abstract: We describe an intrastromal corneal graft technique that uses femtosecond laser to create a desirable corneal lenticule with precise diameter, depth, and shape as well as an intrastromal pocket in keratoconus patients. The technique seems to be a feasible and safe treatment option to treat keratoconic eyes with reference to the irregularity and instability of cornea. The technique can be performed easily and appears safe and effective. At 7 days postoperatively, all eyes were white and quiet, and the grafts were clear. No graft folds or interface complications were observed at the 12-month follow-up using Visante optical coherence tomography.

Keywords: keratoconus, femtosecond assisted, intrastromal, corneal graft

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