Microbial Keratitis after Boston Type I Keratoprosthesis Implantation: Incidence, Organisms, Risk Factors, and Outcomes – Corrected Proof

Purpose: To identify the incidence of and risk factors for microbial keratitis after implantation of the Boston type I keratoprosthesis (Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Boston, MA).Design: Retrospective, single-surgeon consecutive case series.Participants: A total of 105 patients (125 keratoprosthesis procedures in 110 eyes) who underwent Boston type I keratoprosthesis implantation at the Jules Stein Eye Institute between May 1, 2004, and April 1, 2012.Methods: Data regarding ocular history, relevant intraoperative data, postoperative management, and outcomes were collected for each procedure. Risk factor analyses were performed using the Fisher exact test, log-rank test, and hazard ratio (HR).Main Outcome Measures: Incidence of microbial (Read more...)

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