Klin Monbl Augenheilkd 2021; 238(04): 365-366
DOI: 10.1055/a-1407-9228
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Minimally Invasive Corneal Neurotization for Neurotrophic Keratopathy

Minimalinvasive Korneaneurotisation bei neurotropher Keratopathie
Alexandra Steinemann
1  Department of Ophthalmology, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland
,
Dunja Preiser
1  Department of Ophthalmology, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland
,
Laura Eggenschwiler
1  Department of Ophthalmology, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland
,
Andreas Gohritz
2  Department of Plastic Surgery, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland
,
Bernhard F. Decard
3  Departments of Medicine, Neurologic Clinic and Policlinic, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland
,
Elisabeth Artemis Kappos
2  Department of Plastic Surgery, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland
,
1  Department of Ophthalmology, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland
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Background

Neurotrophic keratopathy has various causes, multifaceted symptoms, and may lead to persistent corneal epithelial defects, ulceration, and perforation with consecutive partial or complete loss of vision. If conservative treatment options fail, sensory neurotization may restore protective corneal sensibility and prevent blindness [1]. This technique was first described by Samii in 1981. Various different techniques have since been developed. Here, we present the details of the first Swiss corneal neurotization using a minimally invasive technique to restore protective sensibility in a case of severe neurotrophic keratopathy.



Publication History

Received: 23 September 2020

Accepted: 28 February 2021

Publication Date:
30 April 2021 (online)

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