keratoprosthesis

ker·a·to·pros·the·sis

(ker'ă-tō-pros-thē'sis),
Replacement of the central area of an opacified cornea by plastic.
[kerato- + G. prosthesis, addition]

ker·a·to·pros·the·sis

(ker'ă-tō-pros-thē'sis)
Replacement of the central area of an opacified cornea by an artificial lens.
[kerato- + G. prosthesis, addition]

Keratoprosthesis

A corneal implant.

keratoprosthesis

replacement of part of the cornea with a prosthesis; not commonly performed in animals.
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He specialises in corneal transplants, ocular surface stem cell and amniotic membrane transplants, keratoprosthesis, artificial iris, secondary intraocular lenses, complex cataract surgery, laser vision correction, keratoconus rehabilitation, and inflammatory ocular surface conditions.
Clinical Study from University of Illinois at Chicago: Agreement among Transpalpebral,Transcleral and Tactile Intraocular Pressure Measurements in Eyes with Type 1 Boston Keratoprosthesis
The last is ocular surface transplantation, including classification and staging, auto- and allografts, tissue engineering, cell cultures, other cell sources, immunosuppresion, outcomes, keratoplasty, and keratoprosthesis.
Singapore, Mar 31, 2011 - (ACN Newswire) - At The Eye & Cornea Transplant Centre (TECTC), a subsidiary of Singapore Medical Group, a 39 year-old Taiwanese patient suffering from severe blinding conditions was the first person in Singapore to undergo a complex surgery involving a Boston Keratoprosthesis (Boston KPro) surgery together with ocular surface reconstruction with an amniotic membrane.
Surgeons who performed the surgery - called keratoprosthesis - under a local anaesthetic, hope the treatment will become more widely available.
This fifth edition adds new chapters on the constellation vitrectomy system, retinal complications of permanent keratoprosthesis, and anti-VEGF therapy.
The pioneering keratoprosthesis surgery costs pounds 27,000-a-day but is Shannon's best hope.
Green was the third person in the state to undergo an artificial corneal transplant, known as a Boston Type 1 Keratoprosthesis.
A New York specialist could be her last hope by doing keratoprosthesis surgery.
Here a team of experts carefully examine how and when surgery is indicated, addressing normal tear film, normal anatomy (including immunological interactions), classification and diagnosis, anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressive concepts, correction and drainage techniques, surgery of the conjunctiva and cornea, keratoprosthesis surgery, botulism toxin injections, mucous membrane grafting, and salivary gland transplantation along with other treatments.
Endothelial cell photography; Entropion; Ectropion; Enucleation; External Ocular Photography; Glaucoma treatment; Optic Nerve Head Topography - Confocal Laser Scanning Tomography, Stereophotogrammetry; Argon Laser Trabeculoplasty; Aqueous drainage/shunt implants for refractory primary open-angle glaucoma; Gold Weight Upper Eye Lid Implants; Grave's Disease Ophthalmopathy; Indocyanine Green Angiography; Intraocular Lens Implant; Iridotomy/Iridectomy; Keratoconus; Keratoplasty; Keratoprosthesis or Artificial Cornea;
The family first heard about the Boston Keratoprosthesis procedure last November and Jenny entered the Royal Victoria for her first operation on Easter Sunday.