Boston type 1 keratoprosthesis produced favorable long-term outcomes

Despite an increase in complications with longer follow-up, Boston type 1 keratoprosthesis was shown to have lasting positive effects during a 7-year period, according to study findings. The retrospective study included 139 eyes of 133 patients who underwent Boston type 1 keratoprosthesis (KPro) implantation at five tertiary referral centers. Researchers analyzed visual acuity, postoperative complications and device retention outcomes for patients with at least one postoperative visit. Mean follow-up was 46.7 months.

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