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Boston type I keratoprosthesis: Review.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22872210     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Regardless of significant progress in the field of corneal transplantation to treat corneal opacification, some cases of corneal blindness still present a poor prognosis for conventional penetrating keratoplasty. In patients with repeated graft failure and/or with severe ocular surface disease, the Boston type I keratoprosthesis (type I BKPro) has become a viable option. Modifications in its design and postoperative management have improved the long-term outcomes of visual acuity, retention, and postoperative infection rates. These advances made the type I BKPro be considered a safe alternative for visual rehabilitation in many patients with corneal pathologies. However, postoperative handle of chronic comorbidities, such as glaucoma, is still critical for preserving the visual gains achieved with BKPro.
Fernanda Pedreira Magalhães; Luciene Barbosa de Sousa; Lauro Augusto de Oliveira
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Arquivos brasileiros de oftalmologia     Volume:  75     ISSN:  1678-2925     ISO Abbreviation:  Arq Bras Oftalmol     Publication Date:    2012 May-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-08-08     Completed Date:  2013-04-18     Revised Date:  2014-01-20    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0400645     Medline TA:  Arq Bras Oftalmol     Country:  Brazil    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  218-22     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Corneal Diseases / surgery*
Postoperative Care
Prostheses and Implants*
Prosthesis Design
Prosthesis Implantation / methods
Visual Acuity
Comment In:
Arq Bras Oftalmol. 2012 Nov-Dec;75(6):447   [PMID:  23715153 ]

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