Contrast sensitivity in deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty versus penetrating keratoplasty

Sensibilidade ao contraste entre transplante lamelar anterior profundo e transplante penetrante de córnea

PURPOSE: To compare the measurements of contrast sensitivity at a distance in patients submitted to penetrating keratoplasty versus patients submitted to deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty for keratoconus treatment. METHODS: Contrast sensitivity of 15 subjects submitted to penetrating keratoplasty and 15 subjects submitted to deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty have been analyzed through the Functional Acuity Contrast Test (F.A.C.T®) 301. RESULTS: There was no statistically significant difference between the measurements for penetrating keratoplasty and deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty. CONCLUSION: Contrast sensitivity was similar among the subjects submitted to penetrating keratoplasty and to deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty for keratoconus treatment.

Cornea; Corneal transplantation; Corneal diseases; Keratoconus; Contrast sensitivity


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