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Title Keratoprostheses and artificial corneas : fundamentals and surgical applications / M. Soledad Cortina, Jose de la Cruz, editors
Published Berlin : Springer, [2014]


Description 1 online resource (xvii, 243 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Contents Introduction and History Of PKP & KPRO: History of Penetrating Keratoplasty (PKP) -- History of Keratoprosthesis (KPRO) and Artificial Corneas. Anatomic and Physiological considerations: Anatomy and Physiology of the Cornea -- Anterior segment considerations for Keratoprosthesis -- Corneal wound healing and keratoprosthesis -- Overview of Relevant Clinical Disorders and their relation to Keratoprosthesis. Section III. Boston Keratoprosthesis: Materials, Engineering and Specifications of Boston KPRO types I and II -- Indications and Contraindications of Boston KPRO types I and II -- Boston KPRO types I Surgical Techniques -- Corneal and Anterior Segment Imaging Boston KPRO type I -- Boston KPRO type I: Outcomes -- Boston KPRO type I: Complications -- Boston KPRO type I and Glaucoma -- Boston KPRO type I: The role of the Contact Lens -- Boston KPRO type I: Vitreo-retinal Considerations -- Boston KPRO type I: Oculoplastic Complications -- Boston KPRO type I: Management of the Immunocompromised Patient -- Boston KPRO type I: in the Pediatric Age Group -- Prophylaxis and management of Infections in Boston KPRO type I -- Boston KPRO type II: Indications, Techniques, Outcomes and Complication Management -- Boston KPRO types I and II: Future Directions. Other Non-Integrating Keratoprosthesis and Artificial Corneas: OOKP: Indications, Contraindications and Surgical Techniques -- OOKP: Outcomes, Complications and Management -- Korea Seoul Type KPRO: Indications, Contraindications and Surgical Techniques -- Russian KPRO: Indications, Contraindications and Surgical Techniques -- KeraKlear KPRO: Indications, Contraindications and Surgical Techniques -- AlphaCor: Indications, Contraindications, Techniques and Outcomes -- Supradescemetic KPRO, Indications, Contraindications Technique and Outcomes. Integrating Artificial Corneas: Biological Challenges to Ideal Integrated Artificial Corneas -- Integrated Artificial Corneas: Current Developments -- Integrated Artificial Corneas : Future Directions
Summary This book covers the field of keratoprosthesis in detail and focuses specifically on the Boston type 1 keratoprosthesis (KPro), which is the device most widely used today. Extensive information is provided on all aspects of KPro surgery, from history and preoperative evaluation to surgical techniques and postoperative management of complications. Surgical videos are included that will aid both beginning and advanced corneal surgeons in mastering these procedures. In addition, essential basic science concepts relevant to keratoprosthesis surgery are explained, and other keratoprostheses in use around the world are considered. A brief overview of integrating artificial corneas is provided, and the future of keratoprosthesis is also discussed. The book is written by some of the most distinguished and renowned experts in the field
Analysis chirurgie
public health
Medicine (General)
Geneeskunde (algemeen)
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (SpringerLink, viewed December 3, 2014)
Subject Artificial corneas.
Cornea -- surgery
Prosthesis Implantation -- methods
Bioartificial Organs
Corneal Diseases -- surgery
Prostheses and Implants
MEDICAL -- Surgery -- General.
Artificial corneas
Form Electronic book
Author Cortina, M. Soledad, editor
De la Cruz, Jose, editor
ISBN 9783642551796