Surface epithelialization of the type i Boston keratoprosthesis front plate: Immunohistochemical and high-definition optical coherence tomography characterization Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Artificial Organs
  • Cornea
  • Epithelium, Corneal
  • Postoperative Complications
  • Prostheses and Implants
  • Tomography, Optical Coherence

abstract

  • The transparent tissue layer covering the anterior surface of the type I Boston keratoprosthesis front plate was found to represent non-keratinized squamous epithelium, most likely of corneal epithelial origin. This potentially represents a further step in bio-integration of the keratoprosthesis device. In particular, epithelial coverage of the critical junction between the device and the carrier corneal tissue might serve an important barrier function and further reduce the incidence of infection and extrusion of the type I Boston permanent keratoprosthesis.

publication date

  • August 2012

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC3404271

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/s00417-012-1960-5

PubMed ID

  • 22371021

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 1195

end page

  • 9

volume

  • 250

number

  • 8