Boston type 1 keratoprosthesis from patient selection through postoperative management: a review for the keratoprosthetic surgeon.
journal contributionposted on 2016-06-13, 00:00 authored by SL Williamson, MS Cortina
For the anterior segment surgeon, the implantation of Boston type 1 keratoprosthesis is a multistep process that begins with careful patient selection. Success depends on thorough preoperative evaluation, detailed surgical planning, and frequent postoperative follow-up. New practice patterns have emerged for each of these phases as the international experience with keratoprosthesis grows. This review details special considerations that can improve outcomes and also allow surgeons to consider its use in challenging patient populations at each step