Argon laser iridoplasty for optic obstruction of Boston keratoprosthesis

Joann J. Kang, Norma Allemann, Maria Soledad Cortina, Jose De La Cruz, Ahmad A. Aref

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The Boston keratoprosthesis (KPro) has been used successfully in eyes with poor prognosis for conventional penetrating keratoplasty. However, postoperative changes in iris configuration after Boston KPro may occur, including iris obstruction of the Boston KPro, limiting visual potential in otherwise successful transplants. We describe our technique of argon laser iridoplasty after Boston KPro as a safe and effective procedure to treat visually significant optic obstruction and as a less-invasive alternative to surgical intervention.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1051-1054
Number of pages4
JournalArchives of Ophthalmology
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 2012
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology


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