Impact of clinical factors on the long-term functional and anatomic outcomes of osteo-odonto-keratoprosthesis and tibial bone keratoprosthesis

María Fideliz De La Paz, Juan Álvarez De Toledo, Victor Charoenrook, Saadettin Sel, Jos Temprano, Rafael I. Barraquer, Ralph Michael

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    Purpose: To report the long-term functional and anatomic outcomes of osteo-odonto-keratoprosthesis and tibial bone keratoprosthesis; to analyze the influence of clinical factors, such as surgical technique, primary diagnosis, age, and postoperative complications, on the final outcome. Design: Retrospective cohort study. Methods: setting: Centro de Oftalmologa Barraquer, between 1974 and 2005. Participants: Two hundred twenty-seven patients. intervention: Biological keratoprosthesis using osteo-odonto-keratoprosthesis or tibial bone keratoprosthesis. main outcome measures: Functional survival with success defined as best-corrected visual acuity <0.05; anatomic survival with success defined as retention of the keratoprosthesis lamina. Results: Osteo-odonto-keratoprosthesis and tibial bone keratoprosthesis have comparable anatomic survival at 5 and 10 years of follow-up, but osteo-odonto- keratoprosthesis has a significantly better functional success than tibial bone keratoprosthesis at the same time periods. Among the primary diagnoses, Stevens-Johnson syndrome, chemical burn, and trachoma have generally good functional and anatomic outcomes and the least favorable prognosis is for ocular cicatricial pemphigoid. Younger patients fared better than those in older age groups. The most frequent complications were extrusion (28%), retinal detachment (16%), and uncontrolled glaucoma (11%). The glaucoma group had the best anatomic success but the worst functional results, only exceeded by the retinal detachment group in terms of functional outcome. Conclusion: Clinical factors, such as surgical technique, primary diagnosis, age, and postoperative complications, can affect the long-term anatomic and functional successes of biological keratoprosthesis. Knowledge about the impact of each of these factors on survival can help surgeons determine the best approach in every particular case. © 2011 Elsevier Inc.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)829-839.e1
    JournalAmerican Journal of Ophthalmology
    Volume151
    Issue number5
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2011

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