A keratoprosthesis prototype for the dog.

  title={A keratoprosthesis prototype for the dog.},
  author={Ingrid Allgoewer and Gillian J. McLellan and Sunita Agarwal},
  journal={Veterinary ophthalmology},
  volume={13 1},
OBJECTIVE To describe the technique for implantation of a novel keratoprosthesis (KP) prototype and evaluate its application for the treatment of corneal blindness in dogs. ANIMALS STUDIED Seven dogs, all of them being clinically blind before surgery as a result of severe corneal endothelial disease (5/7) or chronic superficial keratitis (2/7) that were unresponsive to prior therapy. PROCEDURES A silicone KP was implanted unilaterally, just anterior to Descemet's membrane, after creating a… CONTINUE READING


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