Title

Visual and anatomic outcomes of vitrectomy with temporary keratoprosthesis or endoscopy in ocular trauma with opaque cornea

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

7-1-2012

Journal

Ophthalmic Surgery Lasers and Imaging

Volume

43

Issue

4

DOI

10.3928/15428877-20120618-09

Abstract

■ BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: To examine the outcomes of vitrectomy in ocular trauma with opaque cornea. ■ PATIENTS AND METHODS: This retrospective study included 17 eyes of 16 patients who underwent vitrectomy with temporary keratoprosthesis or endoscopy at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC, from March 2003 to October 2010. ■ RESULTS: A temporary keratoprosthesis was used in 8 eyes (47%) and endoscopy in 9 eyes (53%). Overall, the number of eyes with visual acuity of 20/200 or better improved from 0 at baseline to 5 (29%) at 6 months. The number of eyes with retinal detachment also improved from 10 (59%) at baseline to 3 (18%) at 6 months. ■ CONCLUSION: Vitrectomy may be safely performed in ocular trauma with opaque cornea using a temporary keratoprosthesis or endoscopy with comparable outcomes. Endoscopy allows earlier diagnosis and treatment of occult pathology and requires less time and fewer procedures to implement than the temporary keratoprosthesis. Copyright © SLACK Incorporated.

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