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Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

CustomFlex iris prosthesis and penetrating keratoplasty (PKP) for acanthamoeba keratitis

Contributor: Jesse Vislisel, MD

Photographers:  Stefani Karakas, CRA

The CustomFlex prosthesis is an artificial iris made of a foldable silicone elastomer.  The device is custom-made to match the contralateral eye in patients with unilateral defects or designed from patient selection in the case of bilateral aniridia.  This photo shows the appearance of one of these devices that was implanted in a patient who experienced persistent mydriasis after acanthamoeba keratitis.  The patient also has a full-thickness corneal transplant.  Read the related case report for more information about aniridia and its management.

A CustomFlex iris prosthesis

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last updated: 05/11/2015
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