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3 year results of a foldable artificial cornea for corneal blindness

Poster Details

First Author: Y.Shiuey USA

Co Author(s):    J. Vargas              

Abstract Details



Purpose:

To evaluate the safety and effectiveness of a foldable artificial cornea for the treatment of cornea blindness

Setting:

Cornea specialty clinic

Methods:

19 patients with corneal blindness due to failed grafts, burns, scars, dystrophies and keratoconus had KeraKlear artificial corneas implanted into a corneal pocket using a non-penetrating technique.

Results:

100% of these patients had improvement in vision. Pre-op vision ranged from 20/200 to handmotions. Post-op vision ranged from 20/30 to 20/100. These results remained stable between 26 to 38 months of follow-up. There were no significant complications.

Conclusions:

These results of the KeraKlear artificial cornea show that this device can improve vision rapidly in cornea blind patients and may be used as an alternative to PKP as a primary procedure when graft tissue is not available or when transplantation carries a poor prognosis.

Financial Disclosure:

... gains financially from product or procedure presented, ... receives consulting fees, retainer, or contract payments from a company producing, developing or supplying the product or procedure presented

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