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February 1976

Aphakic Bullous Keratopathy Treated With ProsthokeratoplastyAn Analysis of 34 Consecutive Cases

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Ophthalmology, Edward S. Harkness Eye Institute, College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University, New York.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1976;94(2):270-273. doi:10.1001/archopht.1976.03910030130011

• Thirty-four eyes with advanced aphakic bullous keratopathy were treated with the Cardona keratoprosthesis as a primary procedure. There were three extrusions (9%), two of which were associated with infections; two other conditions were worsened (6%) as a result of a late permanent vitreous hemorrhage or possibly an infection. Twenty-eight eyes (82%) showed a notable improvement during follow-up periods that ranged from 6 to 72 months. The advantages and limitations of this technique are compared to those of penetrating keratoplasty.