Vitreoretinal aspects of permanent keratoprosthesis

Michael A. Klufas, Nicolas A. Yannuzzi, Donald J. D'Amico, Szilárd Kiss

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Permanent keratoprosthesis (KPro) is a treatment option in patients with severe corneal disease not amenable to traditional penetrating keratoplasty. There are several types of permanent keratoprostheses available for use worldwide, including the Boston KPro, osteo-odonto KPro, and AlphaCor, among others. A multidisciplinary team of cornea, glaucoma, and vitreoretinal specialists is necessary to ensure proper patient selection, preoperative planning, keratoprosthesis placement, postoperative monitoring and management of complications. We provide a comprehensive review of the vitreoretinal aspects of permanent keratoprostheses.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)216-228
Number of pages13
JournalSurvey of Ophthalmology
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 1 2015
Externally publishedYes


  • AlphCor
  • Boston keratoprosthesis
  • Choroidal detachment
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Hypotony
  • Keratoprosthesis
  • KPro
  • Osteo-odonto keratoprosthesis
  • Pediatric keratoprosthesis
  • Permanent keratoprosthesis
  • Retinal detachment
  • Retroprosthetic membrane
  • Sterile vitritis
  • Vitreoretinal surgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology


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