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Pol. Merkur. Lek (Pol. Med. J.), 2018, XLIV/259: 036-040 Maximize

Pol. Merkur. Lek (Pol. Med. J.), 2018, XLIV/259: 036-040

Title: Fixed and temporary keratoprosthesis 

Authors: Nowak M, Nowak L, Nowak J, Chaniecki P. 

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Fixed and temporary keratoprosthesis


Nowak M1, Nowak L2, Nowak J3, Chaniecki P1.

15th Military Clinical Hospital with Polyclinic in Cracow, Poland; 2Private Ophthalmology Practice in Libiąż, Poland; 3District Hospital in Chrzanów, Poland

Keratoprosthesis is a chance for all patients who have bilateral visual loss due to corneal pathology so serious and extensive that it cannot be removed by graft transplantation. This problem mainly affects less developed countries. The eyesight of these patients could return to normal if corneal transplants were practiced and keratoprosthesis were widely available. Keratoplasty makes great progress and gets better and better results. The future will show whether there will be more reliable and biologically integrated keratoprosthesis, with low risk of complications.

Key words: fixed and temporary keratoprosthesis, Boston keratoprosthesis

Pol Med J, 2018; XLIV (259); 36–40