The KeraKlear Artificial Cornea: A Novel Keratoprosthesis

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Abstract

Many corneal conditions remain difficult to treat with conventional penetrating keratoplasty and are considered high risk for corneal graft failure. The expanding recognition of keratoprosthesis as a modality to address some of these corneal conditions has resulted in growing interest in keratoprosthetic devices. This coupled with recent progress in keratoprosthesis success with decreased complications has spurred research into development of new keratoprosthetic innovations. Herein, we described a novel foldable one-piece keratoprosthesis constructed of a proprietary material. Its overall design and potential applications will be discussed with respect to both full-thickness and lamellar devices.

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