The occurrence of pseudoexfoliation (PSX) following penetrating keratoplasty for keratoconus is reported in three eyes of two patients. The patients' ages at keratoplasty were 37, 40, and 31 years, and PSX was first observed 5, 4, and 6 years following keratoplasty. The donor age was 76, 81, and 81 years. Possible explanations for the occurrence of PSX after keratoplasty include mere coincidence, some sort of non-specific reaction to surgery or to postoperative medication, an immunogenic reaction to transplanted foreign corneal tissue, and the hypothetical speculation that PSX might be a transmissible disease.
Statistics from Altmetric.com
If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.