ABOUT THIS BOOK
· First text book exclusively on keratoprosthesis
· Extensive coverage complications and their management following keratoprosthesis surgery
· Especial emphasis given to Boston 1 keratoprosthesis (KPro)
This book covers the field of keratoprosthesis in detail and focuses specifically on the Boston type 1 keratoprosthesis (KPro), which is the device most widely used today. Extensive information is provided on all aspects of KPro surgery, from history and preoperative evaluation to surgical techniques and postoperative management of complications. Surgical videos are included that will aid both beginning and advanced corneal surgeons in mastering these procedures. In addition, essential basic science concepts relevant to keratoprosthesis surgery are explained, and other keratoprostheses in use around the world are considered. A brief overview of integrating artificial corneas is provided, and the future of keratoprosthesis is also discussed. The book is written by some of the most distinguished and renowned experts in the field.
Content Level » Professional/practitioner
Keywords » Boston type 1 - Corneal transplant - Glaucoma - Keratoprosthesis - Oculoplastic complications
Related subjects » Ophthalmology - Surgery
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Introduction and History Of PKP & KPRO: History of Penetrating Keratoplasty (PKP).- History of Keratoprosthesis (KPRO) and Artificial Corneas. Anatomic and Physiological considerations: Anatomy and Physiology of the Cornea.- Anterior segment considerations for Keratoprosthesis.- Corneal wound healing and keratoprosthesis.- Overview of Relevant Clinical Disorders and their relation to Keratoprosthesis. Section III. Boston Keratoprosthesis: Materials, Engineering and Specifications of Boston KPRO types I and II.- Indications and Contraindications of Boston KPRO types I and II.- Boston KPRO types I Surgical Techniques.- Corneal and Anterior Segment Imaging Boston KPRO type I.- Boston KPRO type I: Outcomes.- Boston KPRO type I: Complications.- Boston KPRO type I and Glaucoma.- Boston KPRO type I: The role of the Contact Lens.- Boston KPRO type I: Vitreo-retinal Considerations.- Boston KPRO type I: Oculoplastic Complications.- Boston KPRO type I: Management of the Immunocompromised Patient.- Boston KPRO type I: in the Pediatric Age Group.- Prophylaxis and management of Infections in Boston KPRO type I.- Boston KPRO type II: Indications, Techniques, Outcomes and Complication Management.- Boston KPRO types I and II: Future Directions. Other Non-Integrating Keratoprosthesis and Artificial Corneas: OOKP: Indications, Contraindications and Surgical Techniques.- OOKP: Outcomes, Complications and Management.- Korea Seoul Type KPRO: Indications, Contraindications and Surgical Techniques.- Russian KPRO: Indications, Contraindications and Surgical Techniques.- KeraKlear KPRO: Indications, Contraindications and Surgical Techniques.- AlphaCor: Indications, Contraindications, Techniques and Outcomes.- Supradescemetic KPRO, Indications, Contraindications Technique and Outcomes. Integrating Artificial Corneas: Biological Challenges to Ideal Integrated Artificial Corneas.- Integrated Artifical Corneas: Current Developments.- Integrated Artificial Corneas : Future Directions.
AUTHORS & EDITORS
Maria Soledad Cortina, MD, gained her medical degree from the University of Buenos Aires School of Medicine, Argentina, in 2001. She was recognized by the Association of University Professors in Ophthalmology for best research paper during her residency. After completing a fellowship in cornea, external disease and refractive surgery at the University of Illinois at Chicago, she became Assistant Professor in Ophthalmology in the Cornea and Refractive Surgery Service, Louisiana State University, New Orleans. She is currently Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology and Director of the Comprehensive Ophthalmology Service and the Artificial Cornea Program at the UIC Eye and Ear Infirmary, Chicago. Her professional memberships include the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology and the Keratoprosthesis Study Group. Dr. Cortina has been included in the Best Doctors in America since 2010. She is the author of a number of articles in peer-reviewed journals and book chapters.
Jose de la Cruz, MD, MSc, graduated from the Ponce School of Medicine and in 2005 won the William H. and Judith Turner Excellence in Residency Award at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. A year later, Dr. de la Cruz established the Artificial Cornea Program at the University of Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary, now recognized as one of the top KPro services in the nation. He is currently Assistant Professor and Director of the Millennium Park Eye Center and Attending Surgeon, Artificial Cornea Program, University of Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary, Chicago. He has been included among the Best Doctors in America each year since 2009. He has research experience in various aspects of keratoprosthesis and has written many journal articles and book chapters on this and other topics.