Corneal melt around Boston type I keratoprosthesis
Contributor: Jesse Vislisel, MD
Boston keratoprosthesis devices require regular monitoring to assess for the presence of complications such as infection and corneal melt. Anterior segment optical coherence tomography (OCT) is a useful study to assess for the presence of corneal thinning or melt. We regularly use OCT to monitor the status of the cornea around the device.
Figure 3: Corneal melt with thinning of the tissue surrounding the device stem.
Figure 4: Corneal melt with tissue retraction away from the device stem (arrow).
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