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Grip and Rip ALK for Ectasia and Stromal Opacity: A Big Bubble Alternative

  Channels: Cornea | Posted 7/7/2016

Anterior lamellar keratoplasty has advantages over PKP but has had limited adoption due to difficulties with dissection and interface haze. The Big Bubble method addresses these issues but can be frustrating due to a high perforation rate even in experienced hands.
Mark C. Vital, MD; Marcel Belloso, MD; James Coffelt; Margaret Tellegen; and Margaret Tellegen; present an alternative technique that is fast, provides clear grafts and good vision with minimal risk of perforation or conversion to PKP.

Big Bubble • Cornea • Corneal Ectasia • Corneal Scar • Corneal Transplant • Deep Anterior Lamellar Keratoplasty, DALK • Ectasia • Keratoconus • Keratoplasty • Lamellar Keratoplasty • Penetrating Keratoplasty, PKP • Scar

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