Journal article

Evaluation of a low-cost design keratoprosthesis in end-stage corneal disease: a preliminary study

Namrata Sharma, Ruchita Falera, Tarun Arora, Tushar Agarwal, Pooja Bandivadekar, Rasik B Vajpayee

British Journal of Ophthalmology | BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2016


PURPOSE: To evaluate the indications, outcomes and complications of Auro keratoprosthesis (a low-cost design based on type I Boston Keratoprosthesis) in the end-stage corneal disease in a preliminary study. METHODS: In this prospective interventional study, 10 eyes of 10 patients with an end-stage corneal disease underwent implantation of Auro keratoprosthesis with the mean follow-up of 14.5±2.1 months. The indications included multiple failed grafts (n=7), aphakic bullous keratopathy (n=2) and chemical injury (n=1). The additional intraoperative procedures performed were synechiolysis (n=9), cataractous lens extraction (n=2), Ahmed glaucoma valve implantation (n=1) and vitreoretinal surgery..

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