Wide-field vitreoretinal surgery in eyes with Boston type 1 keratoprosthesis

Utine C. A., KAYA M., KASAL K.

INTERNATIONAL OPHTHALMOLOGY, vol.42, no.3, pp.997-1005, 2022 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 42 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s10792-021-02083-7
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, BIOSIS, EMBASE, MEDLINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.997-1005
  • Keywords: Boston keratoprosthesis, Vitrectomy, Wide-angle viewing systems, OUTCOMES, COMPLICATIONS, ENDOPHTHALMITIS, IMPLANTATION
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


Purpose Vitreoretinal surgery in eyes with Boston type 1 keratoprosthesis (KPro) is challenging due to narrow optic of the KPro. This study analyzed the results of pars plana vitrectomy (PPV) using a wide-field imaging accessory, Resight (R) 700 Fundus Viewing System (Carl Zeiss Meditec, Inc., Germany), for better intraoperative peripheral retinal imaging. Methods In this retrospective case series, KPro patients who underwent simultaneous or sequential PPV at Dokuz Eylul University Hospital between June 2010 and January 2020 were evaluated in terms of anatomic and visual prognoses, as well as KPro- and PPV-associated complications. Results Among 9 KPro eyes that necessitated vitreoretinal surgery, 3 (33.3%) underwent simultaneous KPro and PPV due to proliferative vitreoretinopaties; 6 (66.7%) underwent PPV for retinal detachment or suprachoroidal hemorrhage that appeared after KPro surgery. Retina could be attached in 7 eyes (77.8%), and vision improved in 3 eyes (33.3%). In 1 eye, injected silicone oil moved to subconjunctival area through glaucoma drainage device. Conclusion In eyes with a Boston KPro, wide-angle viewing systems helped handling peripheral retinal problems successfully during PPV, with no observed inadequacy of imaging. Despite anatomical success in most cases, visual prognosis depends on vitality of the macula and the optic disc.