As the leading cause of blindness in the world, corneal diseases are second only to cataracts. However, the epidemiology of corneal disease is complex and includes a wide variety of infectious and inflammatory eye diseases (trachoma), immune sequelae (cicatricial pemphigoid on Lyell’s disease) of after trauma (chemical burn). The general treatment for severe corneal disease is the corneal transplantation with penetrating keratoplasty. However, the failure of this treatment is virtually certain when the ocular surface is severely compromised. Keratoprosthesis is therefore the only viable option to restore vision in these patients. Only practiced by less than a dozen teams in the world, the osteo-odonto-keratoprosthesis (OOKP) is regularly practiced at the University Hospital of Liège, thanks to a close collaboration between the ophthalmology and maxillofacial surgery teams. Thanks to removal of a tooth and his bone support, patients suffering from bilateral dry eye following pathologies such as burns or cicatricial pemphigoid can benefit from this technique in order to recover an optimal visual acuity in a sustainable way.
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April 14, 2020
- ACC 2020The American College of Cardiology decided to cancel ACC.20/WCC due to COVID-19, which was scheduled to take place March 28-30 in Chicago. However, ACC.20/WCC Virtual Meeting continues to release cutting edge science and practice changing updates for cardiovascular professionals on demand and free through June 2020.
- ENDO: 2020ENDO 2020 Annual Conference has been canceled due to COVID-19. Here are highlights of emerging data that has still been released. Keep an eye out for ENDO Online 2020, which will take place from June 8 to 22.