Osteo-odonto-keratoprosthesis Surgical Procedure Performed Successfully in Iran

Tuesday, December 31, 2019 - 12:56

The first stage of Osteo-odonto-keratoprosthesis surgery has been performed successfully in Tehran Farabi Eye Hospital of Tehran University of Medical Sciences.

According to an ISCA report, as an advanced surgery, Osteo-odonto keratoprosthesis (OOKP) was done by Mehran Zarei-Ghanavati, Associate Professor at Department of Ophthalmology in Tehran University of Medical Sciences in cooperation with Dr. Seyed Alireza Parhiz, an oral and maxillofacial surgeon and Dr. Mehrdad Sharough, faculty member of Department of Anesthesiology, Farabi Eye Center Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences.

As Dr. Zarei-Ghanavati explained, the 43-year-old patient with Stevens-Johnson syndrome, which has been associated with various bacterial, viral, mycotic, and protozoal infections, had inflammation inside the eye (iritis), corneal blisters and perforation, can potentially lead to permanent vision loss.

OOKP has the capability to restore vision in the most challenging cases of ocular trauma. It is the ideal treatment for patients with end-stage inflammatory corneal diseases where a portion of tooth along with bone is used to support an optical cylinder to restore vision in such patients. OOKP surgery requires multidisciplinary approach involving dentists, ophthalmologists and radiologists.

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