The history of keratoplasty: A brief overview

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The histories of keratoprosthesis and corneal allograft (penetrating keratoplasty) are complex and intimately intertwined. Of the two procedures, keratoprosthesis predates penetrating keratoplasty by almost a century and, as such, plays an important role in the development of corneal transplantation. For the contemporary corneal surgeon interested in keratoprosthesis surgery, understanding the historical landmarks of both keratoplasty and prosthokeratoplasty is important to the recognition of the obstacles we face to finding a successful artificial cornea.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationKeratoprostheses and Artificial Corneas: Fundamentals and Surgical Applications
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)9783642551796, 9783642551789
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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