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April 1974

Epithelialization of the Anterior Chamber: A Complication of Prosthokeratoplasty

Author Affiliations

New York
From the departments of ophthalmology (Drs. Ferry and Gordon) and pathology (Dr. Ferry), Mount Sinai School of Medicine of the City University of New York.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1974;91(4):281-284. doi:10.1001/archopht.1974.03900060291009

The presently reported case is the eighth in which a cornea subjected to implantation of a keratoprosthesis has subsequently been examined pathologically. Among the several well-recognized complications of prosthokeratoplasty illustrated here is epithelialization of the anterior chamber. Ingrowth of surface epithelium has been found in six of the seven previously reported cases, the epithelium having proliferated along a track formed between the keratoprosthesis and the adjacent corneal stroma.