A Comparison Between Full Thickness and Partial Thickness Corneal Transplantation for Corneal Edema
The objectives of this study are to compare the visual and refractive outcomes of deep lamellar endothelial keratoplasty (DLEK) with penetrating keratoplasty as treatment for certain cases of corneal edema due to endothelial decompensation. Additionally, data will be collected to compare corneal shape, corneal thickness, endothelial cell density, keratocyte density, corneal sensitivity, light scatter, and subjective visual function between the two procedures.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Deep Lamellar Endothelial Keratoplasty as Surgical Treatment for Corneal Endothelial Decompensation|
- Visual acuity.
- contrast sensitivity
- corneal haze
- endothelial cell density
- corneal thickness
|Study Start Date:||June 2005|
|Study Completion Date:||June 2009|
|Primary Completion Date:||June 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|