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First Author: Y.Shiuey USA
Co Author(s): J. Vargas
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To evaluate the safety and effectiveness of a foldable artificial cornea for the treatment of cornea blindness
Cornea specialty clinic
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.
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.
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.
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