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Experimental epikeratophakia using tissue lathed at room temperature.
  1. C. K. Rostron,
  2. J. H. Sandford-Smith and
  3. D. B. Morton
  1. Department of Ophthalmology, Leicester Royal Infirmary.


    This report presents for the first time the results of carrying out epikeratophakia with tissue lathed at room temperature. Using an experimental model of epikeratophakia in the rabbit, we evaluated tissue handling techniques for the preparation of donor lenticules. Details of the technique are described and the in-vivo and histopathological findings reported.

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