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Keratoprosthesis

Keratoprosthesis is a surgical procedure where a diseased or damaged cornea is replaced with an artificial cornea. This is different from a typical corneal transplant because no donor tissue is being used. Keratoprosthesis is used to restore vision in patients that are suffering from seriously damanaged cornea, due to congenital birth defects, infections, injuries, and burns.

Keratoprotheses are made of clear plastic with excellent tissue tolerance and optical properties. They vary in design, size and even the implantation techniques may differ from different treatment centers.

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