Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Keratoprosthesis implantation

Keratoprosthesis implantation is a procedure that involves full-thickness removal of the cornea and replacement by an artificial cornea.
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📘Generally, patients who have a history of multiple failed Penetrating Keratoplasty are candidates for a keratoprosthesis transplant.

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📗Other indications include severe keratitis or ocular surface disease resulting from limbal stem cell failure, such as Stevens-Johnson syndrome, ocular cicatricial pemphigoid and aniridia.

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