Glaucoma in penetrating keratoplasty: risk factors, management and outcome
Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology, 06/04/2012
Huber KK et al. – Careful and ongoing observation of IOP, especially in the first year after PK, is recommended for patients after penetrating keratoplasty and prompt treatment of IOP elevation when indicated. Early filtering surgery with a better outcome than other surgery procedures should be preferred if medical treatment is not sufficient. Despite anti–glaucoma therapy, good visual outcome can remain beyond expectations despite a clear graft. While there is a potential option for graft exchange, damage to the optic nerve from end–stage glaucoma leads immutably to visual loss.