Eine neue, nicht penetrierende synthetische hornhaut

Translated title of the contribution: A new non penetrating synthetic cornea

S. Kaminski, E. Lacombe, B. Duchesne, V. Fernandez, P. Lamar, A. Hommer, W. Lee, E. Alfonso, J. M. Parel

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Postoperative complications of transcorneal fixated keratoprosthesis (KPro) are frequent and severe and may lead to the loss of the eye. To avoid these problems, a novel supra-Descemetic, non penetrating mesoplant was developed. It is locked in place by an annular skirt and is placed over Descemet's membrane. Four different biocompatible polymers were implanted in eyes of New Zealand white rabbits (NZW). A new delamination and trephination technique was developed. In 8 eyes the new KPro (2× PMMA, 2× Hema-NVP, 2× Hema-MMA and 2× Hema-EMA) were implanted. There were no postoperative complications, the KPros stayed clear and in place and allowed an excellent view of the fundus. The follow-up of one month is nevertheless too short to determine stability and possible use of this new KPro in humans.

Translated title of the contributionA new non penetrating synthetic cornea
Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to)134-136
Number of pages3
JournalSpektrum der Augenheilkunde
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2001


  • Delamination
  • Descemet membrane
  • Keratoprosthesis
  • KPro

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology


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