Ceratoprótese temporária durante vitrectomia via pars plana

Ceratoprótese temporária durante vitrectomia via pars plana

Autores:

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

ARTIGO ORIGINAL

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

http://dx.doi.org/10.5935/0004-2749.19910023

SUMMARY

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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