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||The Pediatric Keratoplasty Association (PKA) is designed to assist pediatric
ophthalmologists, corneal surgeons, and others in the diagnosis and management of
pediatric corneal cases through the exchange of ideas and information. This network will
enable ophthalmologists to seek advice from their peers on the technical difficulties and
challenges of individual cases.
The Association will facilitate data collection on the success rate associated
with various types of surgical procedures.
The PKA will also address the
many non-ophthalmic issues (i.e., family counseling, genetic analysis, etc.) that arise in
the care of these children. Patient's families will be able to use the association as a
To date, more than 400
ophthalmologists from the United States and throughout the world are members of the PKA.
Over 100 of these doctors actively perform corneal transplant surgery on children and
infants. The PKA has one meeting a year at the American Academy of Ophthalmology.
Please join with us in
networking our knowledge and experience so that we may better serve out patients and their
||You can contact
the Pediatric Keratoplasty Association with the following information:
c/o Gerald Zaidman, M.D.
Westchester Medical Center
Department of Ophthalmology
Valhalla, New York 10595
Tel: (914) 493-1599
Fax: (914) 493-7445
We appreciate the
assistance of Bausch & Lomb Surgical (formerly known as Stortz
a sub-division of Bausch and Lomb.
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