Ceratoprótese temporária durante vitrectomia via pars plana

Ceratoprótese temporária durante vitrectomia via pars plana


Carlos A. Moreira Jr.,
Ezequiel Portella,
Marcelo Rosa Gameiro,
Hamilton Moreira


Arquivos Brasileiros de Oftalmologia

versão impressa ISSN 0004-2749versão On-line ISSN 1678-2925

Arq. Bras. Oftalmol. vol.54 no.3 São Paulo maio/jun. 1991


Vitreo-retinal surgery demands corneal transparency. When cornea is opaque, fundus view is impossible, thus preventing surgery, which sometimes is urgent, such as in cases of retinal detachment. Therefore, vitreo-retinal surgeons developed a prosthesis for temporary substitution of the opaque cornea. The use of a temporary keratoprosthesis has several advantages because it provides adequate transparency for the posterior segment procedure and allows to procedure to a corneal graft at the end of the surgery, giving sometimes useful vision to the patient. In the present work, we describe a case in which a temporary keratoprosthesis of Landers-Foulks was used, in order to correct a retinal detachment with PVR in an only eye patient with a totally opaque cornea.


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