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February 1976

Aphakic Bullous Keratopathy Treated With Prosthokeratoplasty: An 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.

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