By M. Soledad Cortina, Jose de la Cruz
This publication covers the sector of keratoprosthesis intimately and focuses in particular at the Boston variety 1 keratoprosthesis (KPro), that's the equipment most generally used at the present time. wide details is equipped on all points of KPro surgical procedure, from background and preoperative review to surgical innovations and postoperative administration of issues. Surgical video clips are integrated that might relief either starting and complicated corneal surgeons in gaining knowledge of those methods. additionally, crucial simple technology techniques proper to keratoprosthesis surgical procedure are defined and different keratoprostheses in use world wide are thought of. a quick assessment of integrating man made corneas is equipped and the way forward for keratoprosthesis can be mentioned. The e-book is written via the most individual and well known specialists within the field.
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In the eyes with prior graft failure, lack of cicatricial disease results in the best prognosis with Kpro surgery . As surgical techniques and immunosuppressive regimens have improved, limbal stem cell Fig. 7 A 87-year-old with corneal ulcer postpenetrating keratoplasty with failure resulting in hand motion vision deficiency can be successfully managed with replacement of only limbal stem cells via keratolimbal allograft (KLAL). KLAL has been performed with and without penetrating keratoplasty, but significant failure rates have been noted in patients followed beyond 2 years’ postoperatively.
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Keratoprostheses and Artificial Corneas: Fundamentals and Surgical Applications by M. Soledad Cortina, Jose de la Cruz