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Traumatic Corneal Dehiscence After Penetrating Keratoplasty

Published:December 05, 2020DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jemermed.2020.10.027
      Corneal transplantation, or penetrating keratoplasty (PK), is the leading surgical procedure for visual restoration of corneal blindness. Because corneal disease with vision loss and restorative treatment with PK is not uncommon, emergency physicians should be aware of complications and wound dehiscence when these patients present to the emergency department. Wound dehiscence is not unusual after PK and can be treated successfully many hours after the initial insult (
      • Wang X.
      • Liu T.
      • Zhang S.
      • Qi X.
      • Li s.
      • Shi W.
      • Gao H.
      Outcomes of wound dehiscence after penetrating keratoplasty and lamellar keratoplasty.
      ).
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