Boston KPro Type I: Complications

Mar 20, 2017 by in OPHTHALMOLOGY Comments Off on Boston KPro Type I: Complications

Fig. 11.1 (a) New design of the Boston keratoprosthesis. Screw threads have been eliminated and dimensions have been changed. (b) Diagram of the assembled device. The KPro has been incorporated…

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The KeraKlear Artificial Cornea

Mar 20, 2017 by in OPHTHALMOLOGY Comments Off on The KeraKlear Artificial Cornea

  Incision size (mm) Number of sutures Donor cornea needed Single- or two-stage surgery KeraKleara 3.5 mm diameter 0–4 No Single Boston KPro 8.0 mm diameter 16–24 Yes Single AlphaCor…

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Imaging of Boston Keratoprosthesis Type 1

Mar 20, 2017 by in OPHTHALMOLOGY Comments Off on Imaging of Boston Keratoprosthesis Type 1

Fig. 8.1 Ultrasound biomicroscopy image of an eye implanted with Boston keratoprosthesis. Note the poor details of the contact lens (CL), assembled keratoprosthesis (KPro), and corneal graft as well as…

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Boston KPro Type I: Vitreoretinal Considerations

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Fig. 14.1 (a) Posterior segment photograph of peripheral retinal vessels (b) Ocular coherence tomography (OCT) of retinal layers 14.3 Posterior Segment Surgery Posterior segment surgery is relatively more difficult and…

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The History of Keratoplasty: A Brief Overview

Mar 20, 2017 by in OPHTHALMOLOGY Comments Off on The History of Keratoplasty: A Brief Overview

Fig. 1.1 Erasmus Darwin (1731–1802) (Image courtesy of Mannis and Mannis [1]) Fig. 1.2 Guillaume Pellier de Quengsy (left) (1751–1835) and his instrumentation (right) for prosthokeratoplasty (Image courtesy of Mannis…

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