Endoscopic Corneal Neurotization: Technique and Initial Experience

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Abstract

Purpose:

The authors describe a minimally invasive surgical technique to re-establish corneal sensibility in a patient with neurotrophic keratopathy with the supraorbital nerve harvested endoscopically.

Methods:

Pedicled contralateral supraorbital nerve was harvested endoscopically through small eyelid crease and scalp incisions and transferred to the affected eye.

Results:

Endoscopic corneal neurotization was successfully performed with restoration of corneal sensibility and corneal epithelial integrity.

Conclusions:

The use of an endoscope allows for a minimally invasive approach to successful corneal neurotization with the supraorbital nerve.

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