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Improved centration of the type 1 Boston Keratoprosthesis in donor carrier tissue

Authors Yousuf M Khalifa, Majid Moshirfar

Published Date August 2010 Volume 2010:4 Pages 931—933

DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.2147/OPTH.S12778

Published 17 August 2010

Yousuf M Khalifa1, Majid Moshirfar2

1Flaum Eye Institute, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, USA; 2Moran Eye Center, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, USA

Abstract: The type 1 Boston Keratoprosthesis preparation requires a 3-mm central punch and an 8.5 mm or larger punch in the carrier tissue. These punches are ideally concentric, but we have found difficulty in achieving concentric punches when the larger punch is performed first. We present a modification in the preparation procedure to help minimize centration error.

Keywords: Boston Keratoprosthesis, centration error

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