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J. Funct. Biomater. 2016, 7(2), 13; doi:10.3390/jfb7020013

Keratoprosthesis: A Review of Recent Advances in the Field

Department of Ophthalmology, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Harvard Medical School; 243 Charles Street, Boston 02114, MA, USA
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Academic Editor: Dimitrios Karamichos
Received: 27 March 2016 / Revised: 4 May 2016 / Accepted: 13 May 2016 / Published: 19 May 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Corneal Disease and Biomaterials)
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Since its discovery in the years of the French Revolution, the field of keratoprostheses has evolved significantly. However, the path towards its present state has not always been an easy one. Initially discarded for its devastating complications, the introduction of new materials and the discovery of antibiotics in the last century gave new life to the field. Since then, the use of keratoprostheses for severe ocular surface disorders and corneal opacities has increased significantly, to the point that it has become a standard procedure for corneal specialists worldwide. Although the rate of complications has significantly been reduced, these can impede the long-term success, since some of them can be visually devastating. In an attempt to overcome these complications, researchers in the field have been recently working on improving the design of the currently available devices, by introducing the use of new materials that are more biocompatible with the eye. Here we present an update on the most recent research in the field. View Full-Text
Keywords: keratoprosthesis; Boston keratoprosthesis; osteo-odonto-keratoprosthesis; osteo-keratoprosthesis; keraklear; miro cornea keratoprosthesis; Boston keratoprosthesis; osteo-odonto-keratoprosthesis; osteo-keratoprosthesis; keraklear; miro cornea

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Salvador-Culla, B.; Kolovou, P.E. Keratoprosthesis: A Review of Recent Advances in the Field. J. Funct. Biomater. 2016, 7, 13.

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