Keratoprosthesis in a Clinically Phthisical Eye


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Abstract

When the clinical diagnosis of phthisis bulbi is made, the possibility of useful vision is considered nil and consequently any surgery of a therapeutic nature is considered contraindicated. In this report we describe a patient with the clinical diagnosis of phthisis bulbi who underwent keratoprosthesis surgery with improvement in vision to 20/400 at 3 years following prosthokerato-plasty. Consequently, the possibility of keratoprosthesis surgery in other phthisical and pre-phthisical eyes is proposed.

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