Use of PocketMaker Microkeratome for Creation of Corneal Pocket for Foldable Keratoprosthesis KeraKlear Implantation – Case Series
Pavel Studeny, Deli Krizova*, Pavel Kuchynka
Identifiers and Pagination:Year: 2015
First Page: 126
Last Page: 130
Publisher Id: TOOPHTJ-9-126
Article History:Received Date: 3/3/2015
Revision Received Date: 9/4/2015
Acceptance Date: 10/4/2015
Electronic publication date: 26/6/2015
Collection year: 2015
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To describe a surgical method for corneal pocket creation for KeraKlear keratoprosthesis implantation by PocketMaker microkeratome.
We implanted keratoprosthesis KeraKlear in 3 patients. In all cases, we used a microkeratome PocketMaker to create a corneal pocket, where the incision was made at a depth of 300 µm with a vibrating diamond blade.
Although corneas have been extensively opaque and vascularized, in all three cases we successfully performed suction of the microkeratome system and created a corneal pocket without any difficulties. Subsequent keratoprosthesis implantations were performed without any problems.
The technique is simple, relatively cheap, and the creation of the corneal pocket is possible even in patients with vascularized and opaque cornea.