University of Iowa Health Care

Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

Temporary keratoprosthesis (TKP)

Contributor: Jesse Vislisel, MD; Mark A. Greiner, MD

This patient underwent repair of a ruptured globe injury and subsequently developed a complete retinal detachment. There was insufficient view through his injured cornea to perform a retinal detachment repair, so a temporary keratoprosthesis (TKP) was placed to provide posterior visualization. In this case, we used a Landers TKP which is made of PMMA and provides outstanding optics for the posterior segment. After completion of the retina procedure, the TKP was removed and a traditional penetrating keratoplasty (PKP) graft was placed.

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last updated: 10/12/2015
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