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Keratoprosthesis, Dohlman Type I device for a patient with repeated corneal graft failure.
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PMID:  22344015     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Keratoprosthesis (Kpro) surgery is performed in patients in whom traditional penetrating keratoplasty (PK) surgery has no hope for graft survival. The burden of corneal blindness is high in a developing country like Nepal. Case: A thirty-year-old man, with multiple graft failure in his only eye, underwent Kpro surgery. He had ambulatory vision and a stable Kpro 29 months after the surgery. Conclusion: Kpro surgery has been introduced in the country with this as the first case. Patients with poor prognosis for PK can benefit from this type of surgery.
Authors:
L Bajracharya; R Gurung; G Tabin
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Nepalese journal of ophthalmology : a biannual peer-reviewed academic journal of the Nepal Ophthalmic Society : NEPJOPH     Volume:  4     ISSN:  2072-6805     ISO Abbreviation:  Nepal J Ophthalmol     Publication Date:  2012 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-02-20     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101505288     Medline TA:  Nepal J Ophthalmol     Country:  Nepal    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  165-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
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© NEPjOPH.
Affiliation:
Tilganga Institute of Ophthalmology, Gaushala, Kathmandu, Nepal.
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