AlphaCor Implantation in Patient with Ocular Cicatricial Pemphigoid
|Nada Jiraskova1,4, Pavel Rozsival1,4, Vera Velika1,4 and Jan Lešták2,3,4*|
|1Department of Ophthalmology, University Hospital and Charles Medical Faculty, Hradec Králové, Czech Republic|
|2JL Clinic, V Hurkách 1296/10, Prague, Czech Republic|
|3Czech Technical University in Prague (Faculty of Biomedical Engineering), Czech Republic|
|4Charles University (Faculty of Medicine in Hradec Kralove), Czech Republic|
|Corresponding Author :||Jan Lešták, MD, PhD, FEBO
JL Clinic, V Hurkách 1296/10
Prague, Czech Republic
E-mail: [email protected]
|Received January 21, 2013; Accepted February 28, 2013; Published March 07, 2013|
|Citation: Jiraskova N, Rozsival P, Velika V, Lešták J (2013) AlphaCor Implantation in Patient with Ocular Cicatricial Pemphigoid. J Clinic Experiment Ophthalmol S2:008. doi:10.4172/2155-9570.S2-008|
|Copyright: © 2013 Jiraskova N, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.|
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Purpose: To report a case of successful treatment of a patient with ocular cicatricial pemphigoid with AlphaCor keratoprosthesis implantation and subsequent cataract extraction.
Methods: We report a case of successful AlphaCor keratoprosthesis implantation in patient with OCP. A careful preparation (repeated electrolysis of trichiasis and fornix and lid reconstruction surgery) was done before AlphaCor surgery. Uneventful phacoemulsification with posterior chamber intraocular lens implantation was performed 18 months after stage II AlphaCor surgery.
Results: Long-term (6 years) retention of keratoprosthesis was achieved with improvement of visual functions.
Conclusions: Ocular cicatricial pemphigoid is considered as a relative contraindication for AlphaCor implantation. We have achieved very good long-term outcomes with optimization of patient´s condition before AlphaCor surgery.