Keratoprosthesis results in animals: An update

C.R. Hicks, X. Lou, S. Platten, A.B. Clayton, S. Vijayasekaran, J.H. Fitton, T.V. Chirila, G.J. Crawford, Ian Constable

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Background: The report presented is an update on continuing development work on modified PHEMA core-and-shirt KPros in animals.Methods: Two variations (improved wet-eye, and dry-eye) of a prototype core-and-skirt Chirila KPro are described. The clinical success rate on implantation of these versions of the Chirila KPro was assessed.Results: It was found that a significant improvement in retention rate was shown in the improved model but. that the dry-eye model failed early in two of the three implanted.Conclusions: The significance of the improved strength and the reasons for disappointing results with the early dry-eye KPros are discussed. Ongoing work is briefly outlined.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)S50-S52
JournalAustralian and New Zealand Journal of Ophthalmology
Issue numberSupplement 1
Publication statusPublished - 1997


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