Keratoprostheses and Artificial Corneas

Fundamentals and Surgical Applications

  • M. Soledad Cortina
  • Jose de la Cruz

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Introduction and History of PKP and KPRO

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Samuel H. Lee, M. Soledad Cortina, Jose de la Cruz
      Pages 13-16
  3. Anatomic and Physiological Considerations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 17-17
    2. Sonal Gandhi, Sandeep Jain
      Pages 19-25
    3. Kavitha R. Sivaraman, Norma Allemann
      Pages 27-33
  4. Boston Keratoprosthesis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 43-43
    2. Marie-Claude Robert, Mona Harissi-Dagher
      Pages 51-65
    3. Joann J. Kang, M. Soledad Cortina
      Pages 67-75
    4. Lauren R. Schneider, Sadeer B. Hannush
      Pages 77-80
    5. Alexandra A. Herzlich, James V. Aquavella
      Pages 81-84
    6. José L. Güell, Elena Arrondo, M. Soledad Cortina, Jaime Echevarría, Maria V. Gómez-Resa, Oscar Gris et al.
      Pages 85-105
    7. Ahmad A. Aref, Thasarat S. Vajaranant
      Pages 107-115
    8. Ellen S. Shorter, Jill E. Beyer, Timothy T. McMahon
      Pages 117-122
    9. Audina Berrocal, Benjamin Thomas
      Pages 123-131
    10. Joann J. Kang, Pete Setabutr
      Pages 133-136
    11. Matthew J. Weiss, Victor L. Perez
      Pages 137-144
    12. Sang Beom Han, Karen Dunlap, Esen Karamursel Akpek
      Pages 145-152
  5. Other Non-integrating Keratoprosthesis and Artificial Corneas

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 189-189
    2. Giancarlo Falcinelli, Paolo Colliardo, Giovanni Falcinelli, Andrea Taloni, Maurizio Taloni
      Pages 191-204
    3. Mee Kum Kim, Won Ryang Wee, Jin Hak Lee
      Pages 205-212
    4. Roberto Pineda
      Pages 213-219
    5. Nada Jiraskova, Pavel Rozsival
      Pages 221-229
    6. Alireza Ghaffarieh, Amir A. Azari
      Pages 231-236
  6. Integrating Artificial Corneas

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 237-237
    2. Arpita Bhasin, Ali Djalilian, Asadolah Movahedan
      Pages 239-243

About this book


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.


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Editors and affiliations

  • M. Soledad Cortina
    • 1
  • Jose de la Cruz
    • 2
  1. 1.Cornea, External Disease and Refractive Surgery, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual SciencesUniversity of Illinois Eye and Ear InfirmaryChicagoUSA
  2. 2.Cornea, External Disease and Refractive Surgery, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual SciencesUniversity of Illinois Eye and Ear InfirmaryChicagoUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-55178-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-55179-6
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