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Arquivos Brasileiros de Oftalmologia

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NASCIMENTO, Heloisa Moraes do; OLIVEIRA, Lauro Augusto de  and  HOFLING-LIMA, Ana Luisa. Infectious keratitis in patients undergoing Boston Type 1 keratoprosthesis (Boston KPro) procedure: case series. Arq. Bras. Oftalmol. [online]. 2011, vol.74, n.2, pp.127-129. ISSN 0004-2749.  https://doi.org/10.1590/S0004-27492011000200012.

Description of two cases of infectious keratitis in patients after Boston Type 1 keratoprosthesis (Boston KPro) implantation. The first case refers to a patient that had the device indicated due to limbal deficiency secondary to severe dry eye who presented a fungal infection by Aerobasidium pullulans that was successfully treated with amphotericin B eye drops. The second case reports a patient with Boston KPro implantation due to previous corneal transplant rejection showing bacterial keratitis in the fourth postoperative month. The etiologic agent was identified asStreptococcus sp and topical treatment with vancomycin was effective. The importance of postoperative surveillance in Boston KPro eyes is discussed.

Keywords : Cornea [surgery]; Corneal diseases [surgery]; Keratitis; Prosthesis implantation; Visual acuity; Preoperative care; Human; Female; Aged, 80 and over; Case reports.

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