Anterior lamellar keratoplasty and deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty

Luigi Fontana, Alfonso Iovieno, Antonio Moramarco

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Despite the long term risk of endothelial decompensation, full-thickness corneal transplantation is still considered the gold standard surgery for replacing a diseased corneal stroma. Anterior lamellar keratoplasty (ALK) is not a new procedure, but in the past, its use has been of limited popularity owing to the lengthy and tedious surgery involved. With the advent of newer surgical techniques and instruments for performing lamellar corneal surgery, ALK has gained in popularity. This presentation discusses the techniques for performing the procedure as well as the clinical outcomes, compared with the ones of penetrating keratoplasty.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEye Banking: Changing Face of Corneal Transplantation
PublisherNova Science Publishers, Inc
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781634826884
ISBN (Print)9781634826495
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1 2015
Externally publishedYes


  • Anterior lamellar keratoplasty
  • Corneal transplantation
  • Deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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