osteo-odonto-keratoprosthesis

osteo-odonto-keratoprosthesis

An artificial cornea used as a last resource to restore vision to people whose corneas have been rendered opaque by dry-eye disease or chemical injury that precludes successful corneal grafting. A tooth is removed and a section cut from it. This is drilled and a plastic lens cemented into the hole. The tooth section is then buried under the skin until it has acquired a soft tissue surround. It is then sutured into a hole cut in the opaque cornea.
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Lynn is thought to be the first Scot to have had the operation, known as osteo-odonto-keratoprosthesis (OOKP).
The procedure, called osteo-odonto-keratoprosthesis or OOKP, began when one of Martin's canine teeth was removed.
Lynn first had the proceedure - called osteo-odonto-keratoprosthesis, or OOKP - in her right eye in 2006.
In 1996 our story about osteo-odonto-keratoprosthesis changed her life.