The purpose of this study was to report a case of corneal dellen in a patient implanted with a Boston type 1 keratoprosthesis (KPro), which rapidly appeared after the loss of the large-diameter soft contact lens. This study is an observational case report of a 56-year-old man who underwent KPro implantation in his right eye in November 2010. In March 2014 during a follow-up visit, two areas of corneal dellen were observed. The patient had lost his bandage contact lens. With the application of a new soft contact lens, the thinned areas recovered completely within 5 days. After keratoprosthesis implantation, it is necessary to maintain uninterrupted wear of a bandage contact lens as it allows for adequate ocular surface hydration and prevents consequent complications. This case report highlights the need to provide proper instructions to such patients, in order to minimize the risk.
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|Titolo:||Corneal graft dellen in a patient implanted with a Boston keratoprosthesis type 1|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2017|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01.01 - Articolo su rivista|