Purpose: to present the now vitrectomy technique through a limbus via preexisting holes in the Eckardt TKP. Methods: the surgical technique performed in a case of four-year-old girl presented with a complete hyphema and vitreous hemorrhage in the left eye. Results: the vitrectomy was performed vial a limbal approach from the TKP without making additional sclerotomies. The vitreous hemorrhage was evacuated, the hyaloid elevated, the periphery examined with an excellent widefield view without scleral depression, an air-fluid exchange performed, and the air exchanged for silicone oil. Finally, the TKP was replaced with a permanent graft. The surgical video was presented additionally. Conclusion and importance: Eckardt TKP allows for a limbal approach in aphakic or non-lens sparing vitrectomy surgery while maintaining a stable intraocular pressure, excellent peripheral and posterior access and while avoiding the need for pars plana sclerotomy placement which can be challenging in complex cases.
- Eckardt temporary keratoprosthesis
- Pediatric vitrectomy
- Surgical technique
- Temporary keratoprosthesis
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