Results of epicorneal keratoprostheses

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Abstract

Epicorneal keratoprostheses sit on the cornea with only the posterior optical part protruding through the cornea into the globe. Examples include the osteo-odonto-keratoprosthesis (OOKP), tibial KPro, Pintucci KPro, and coralline KPro. Typically they have a biological cover usually buccal or labial mucosa. This paper examines the relative advantages and disadvantage of this family of devices, and their published results in terms of vision and retention.

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