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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Tonometer Diaton is the perfect solution in the following cases when the use of other tonometry devices is problematic or impossible: Keratitis, Conjunctivitis, Keratotone, Cornea Dimness, Keratoprosthesis, Keratoplastics, LASIK, LASEK, PRK, Astigmatism, Ametropy, etc.
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.
demonstrated that one female patient who restored her vision after keratoprosthesis exihibited enhanced responses in the fusiform, lingual and calcarine gyri, but a decreased response in the visiual cortex that engaged the dorsal pathway especially the middle temporal complex (MT+).
Infectious endophthalmitis in adult eyes receiving Boston type I keratoprosthesis.
A review of the literature found on Pubmed database, between 2004 and 2014, using "aniridia," "keratopathy," "Boston keratoprosthesis," "glaucoma," "foveal hypoplasia," and "WAGR syndrome" as keywords, as well as suggested and cited articles that proved relevant, was carried out.
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.