Case Report

Full-Thickness Tectonic Keratoplasty in a Case with Corneal Thinning Following Mitomycin C-Augmented Trabeculectomy

  • Hasan Başri Çakmak
  • Derya Dal
  • Hüseyin Simavlı
  • Şaban Şimşek

Received Date: 12.06.2009 Accepted Date: 21.10.2009 Turk J Ophthalmol 2010;40(1):39-41

We report a case of a 66-year-old man presenting with peripheral corneal thinning following Mitomycin C-augmented trabeculectomy. A large peripheral corneal thinning area was noted in the superior cornea. A full-thickness tectonic keartoplasty was performed; therefore, vision could be preserved. With this case report we would like to emphasize that full-thickness tectonic grafts are a therapeutic option in selected cases of corneal thinning to restore the ocular integrity.

Keywords: itomycin C, corneal thinning, tectonic “corneal” graft

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