When standard corneal transplants fail, a keratoprosthesis provides a key alternative treatment modality.
This Focal Points issue shows you how to recognize suitable candidates for implantation, select the appropriate keratoprosthesis, and manage potential complications. Video demonstrations of keratoprosthesis assembly and implantation are included.
Upon completion of this issue, you should be able to:
- Describe the differences between the Boston type I and type II keratoprostheses
- Describe the osteo-odonto keratoprosthesis
- Summarize the patient selection process
- Select an appropriate keratoprosthesis for a particular patient
- Outline the surgical steps for keratoprosthesis implementation
- Recognize and manage possible postoperative complications
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