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Cornea. 1994 Mar;13(2):125-30.

Osteo-odonto-keratoprosthesis. Description of surgical technique with results in 85 patients.

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Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Complesso Integrato Columbus, Divisione di Oculistica, Rome, Italy.


Osteo-odonto-keratoprosthesis is a technique designed for patients with severe corneal opacification who would be at high risk of graft rejection should donor tissue transplantation be performed. Because of the isolation of the prosthetic implant from the tissues that the technique provides, the authors are of the opinion that it is the only viable option in such patients. The visual outcome and complications of the procedure in a series of 85 cases are presented.

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