Surgical technique: coupling of intrastromal corneal ring segments for ectatic corneal disorders in eye bank corneas
Majid Moshirfar1 Maylon Hsu1 Yousuf M Khalifa2
1Moran Eye Center, Salt Lake City, UT, 2Flaum Eye Institute, Rochester, NY, USA
Abstract: The management of corneal ectasia is evolving, with intrastromal corneal ring segments playing an important role in delaying or eliminating the need for penetrating keratoplasty. This paper describes a modification in the implantation technique of intrastromal corneal ring segments that allows for coupling of the two segments with suture, affording more structural support.
Keywords: intrastromal corneal ring segments, Intacs, keratonconus, corneal ectasia, keratoectasia
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