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Implantation of Iakymenko keratoprosthesis in patients with severe ocular injury.
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PMID:  22762043     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
AIM: To present the results of implantation of Iakymenko keratoprosthesis in five patients with vascularized corneal leukoma caused by severe ocular injury.
METHODS: Iakymenko keratoprosthesis was implanted into 5 eyes of 5 patients: 4 patients were suffered from chemical burns and 1 patient from explosive injury. The preoperative visual acuity ranged from light perception to hand motion. The implantation surgery was composed of two-stage procedures. The follow-up period was from 9 months to 11 years. The outcome measures were visual acuity, retention, and complications of the keratoprosthesis.
RESULTS: Vision improvements were achieved in most patients. All keratoprosthesis were retained within the follow-up period. Corneal melting occurred in one patient and fibrous closure in another patient, both of which were successfully treated. Retinal detachment occurred in one patient after surgery.
CONCLUSION: Iakymenko keratoprosthesis seems to be a promising alternative for the patients with severe corneal injury, but further investigation is needed to evaluate the role of Iakymenko keratoprosthesis.
Hong-Wei Pan; Stanislav Iakymenko; Jin-Tang Xu; Guang-Hui Hou; Bing-Ji Sun; A-Ning Zheng
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2012-04-18
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of ophthalmology     Volume:  5     ISSN:  2227-4898     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Ophthalmol     Publication Date:  2012  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-07-04     Completed Date:  2012-08-23     Revised Date:  2013-05-30    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101553860     Medline TA:  Int J Ophthalmol     Country:  China    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  167-71     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Ophthalmology, the First Affiliated Hospital of Jinan University, Guangzhou 510632, Guangdong Province, China.
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