Penetrating Keratoplasty and Glaucoma (PKPG) Questions & Answers

Updated: Dec 30, 2020
  • Author: Shibandri Das, MD; Chief Editor: Inci Irak Dersu, MD, MPH  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is penetrating keratoplasty and glaucoma (PKPG)?

What are the signs and symptoms of penetrating keratoplasty and glaucoma (PKPG)?

How is IOP measured in the workup for penetrating keratoplasty and glaucoma (PKPG)?

Which conditions are included in the differential diagnoses of penetrating keratoplasty and glaucoma (PKPG)?

How is penetrating keratoplasty and glaucoma (PKPG) treated?

What is the prevalence of penetrating keratoplasty and glaucoma (PKPG)?

What are the risk factors for penetrating keratoplasty and glaucoma (PKPG)?

What causes elevated IOP following penetrating keratoplasty for glaucoma?

What is the pathophysiology of penetrating keratoplasty and glaucoma (PKPG)?

What causes penetrating keratoplasty and glaucoma (PKPG)?

How is penetrating keratoplasty and glaucoma (PKPG) diagnosed?

What anatomy of the eye is relevant to understanding penetrating keratoplasty and glaucoma (PKPG)?

When is penetrating keratoplasty (PKP) contraindicated?

What is the prognosis for penetrating keratoplasty and glaucoma (PKPG)?

Workup

What is the role of Goldmann applanation tonometry in the workup of penetrating keratoplasty and glaucoma (PKPG)?

What is the role of optic disc imaging in the workup of penetrating keratoplasty and glaucoma (PKPG)?

What is the role of ultrasound biomicroscopy in the workup of penetrating keratoplasty and glaucoma (PKPG)?

Which histologic findings are characteristic of penetrating keratoplasty and glaucoma (PKPG)?

Treatment

Which medications are used in the treatment of penetrating keratoplasty and glaucoma (PKPG)?

What is the role of argon laser trabeculoplasty (ALT) in the treatment of penetrating keratoplasty and glaucoma (PKPG)?

What is the role of selective laser trabeculoplasty in the treatment of penetrating keratoplasty and glaucoma (PKPG)?

What is the role of trabeculectomy in the treatment of penetrating keratoplasty and glaucoma (PKPG)?

What is the role of glaucoma drainage devices in the treatment of penetrating keratoplasty and glaucoma (PKPG)?

What is the role of cyclodestructive procedures in the treatment of penetrating keratoplasty and glaucoma (PKPG)?

What is the role of minimally invasive glaucoma surgery in the treatment of penetrating keratoplasty and glaucoma (PKPG)?

What is the role of surgery in the treatment of penetrating keratoplasty and glaucoma (PKPG)?

How does preexisting glaucoma affect the outcomes for penetrating keratoplasty (PKP)?

How is penetrating keratoplasty and glaucoma (PKPG) prevented?

What are the reported outcomes following surgery for penetrating keratoplasty and glaucoma (PKPG)?

What is the best initial treatment option for penetrating keratoplasty and glaucoma (PKPG)?

Which new penetrating keratoplasty and glaucoma (PKPG) treatments are under investigation?