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Med J Malaysia. 2011 Oct;66(4):369-70.

Osteo-odonto-keratoprosthesis for end-stage cornea blindness.

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Department of Ophthalmology, University Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Centre, Jalan Yaacob Latif, Cheras, 56000, Kuala Lunpur, Malaysia.


We report the first case of Osteo-odonto-keratoprosthesis (OOKP) who successfully underwent surgery in Malaysia following a grade 4 (severe) chemical injury in both eyes in 2006. The patient's left eye was eviscerated and his right eye underwent penetrating keratoplasty. However, the corneal graft failed and became opaque. His right eye could only perceive light. The OOKP was offered to him hoping to recover some functional vision. He underwent a 2-stage surgery to implant the OOKP into his right eye. However, 2 months post-operation, he developed vitreous haemorrhage. A successful pars plana vitrectomy (PPV) was performed via the limited view through the lens. He attained a final visual acuity of 6/60 (N36). He was able to mobilize more independently, feed, dress himself and read large print.

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