Current status of synthetic epikeratoplasty.


Many of the deficiencies with human tissue epikeratoplasty might be improved by the use of a suitable synthetic lenticule. Potential biomaterials for epikeratoplasty include collagen (types I, III, or IV), collagen-hydrogel copolymers, bioactive synthetics, and coated hydrogels. The biomaterial must be engineered to achieve strict specifications of optical… (More)


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@article{Thompson1991CurrentSO, title={Current status of synthetic epikeratoplasty.}, author={Keith P. Thompson and Kerri L. Donaldson Hanna and George O. Waring and Ilene K. Gipson and Yueran Liu and Raymond P Gailitis and B Johnson-Wint and K. Green}, journal={Refractive & corneal surgery}, year={1991}, volume={7 3}, pages={240-8} }