Deep Anterior Lamellar Keratoplasty

Suturing of Graft

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This video shows how to suture the graft onto the host cornea. Various suturing techniques including interrupted and continuous sutures are discussed as well as techniques to prevent post-operative astigmatism.


  • diseased cornea
  • donor cornea
  • cardinal sutures
  • refractive error
  • long suture loops
  • post-operative
  • bites
  • graft-host junction
  • RK marker
  • aligning sutures
  • graft suturing

Conflict of Interest

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.


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About this video

Soosan Jacob
First online
12 July 2019
Online ISBN
Springer, Cham
Copyright information
© The Author(s) 2019