Lamellar keratoplasty for the treatment of feline corneal sequestrum

M. Teresa Peña Gimenez, Inmaculada Morales Fariña

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    Abstract

    A lamellar keratoplasty was used to treat corneal sequestrum in four Persian cats (six eyes). Following a superficial keratectomy, lamellar corneal allografts (feline corneal tissue) or heterografts (canine corneal tissue) which had been preserved at -20°C were placed in the recipient cornea. All grafts became optically transparent within 2 months following surgery and no recurrences of the sequestrum have been noted during the follow-up period (4-30 months). We conclude that feline corneal sequestrum may be successfully treated with feline or canine donor corneal tissue using this technique.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)163-166
    JournalVeterinary Ophthalmology
    Volume1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1998

    Keywords

    • Corneal sequestrum
    • Corneal surgery
    • Feline
    • Heterograft
    • Lamellar keratoplasty

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