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Topical anaesthesia is the routine technique and first choice for lamellar keratoplasty procedure

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First Author: H.Mahmood BAHRAIN

Co Author(s):    R. Waran              

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To determine the safety and efficacy of topical anesthesia for Pacymetry Assested lamellar Keratoplasty (PALK) – SHWIND System


Dr Haifa Eye Hospital


Aprospective study of topical anesthesia tetracaine hydrochloride 1% was used for selected 15 keratoconus eyes of 15 patients undergoing PALK system lamellar keratoplasty. Verbal pain scale (VPS, 0-3) was recorded preoperatively, intraoperatively (after laser application ,and after placing 16 interrupted sutures), and postoperatively (1 hour postoperatively, over night pain) keratoconus keratoconus


The mean intraoperatively VPS score was (0) in all cases, and mean score of +1.5 in 7 cases( 46% ) post operatively.


Topical anesthesia found to be the technique of choice in all cases of PLAK system keratoplasty. It is safe, efficient, and cost effective

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