March 9, 2018 Conference


Boston Keratoprosthesis, Present and Future Designs

Dr. James Chodosh, MEEI (Presenter)

Invented by Claes H. Dohlman, MD PhD, and first approved for marketing by the FDA in 1992, the Boston keratoprosthesis design has been in near continuous evolution since its inception. As the most widely used keratoprosthesis in the world with over 13,000 devices implanted to date, implantation of a Boston keratoprosthesis is indicated for corneal blindness in patients with good visual potential who have previously failed or are very likely to fail traditional corneal allograft surgery. This presentation will focus on current and future design innovations conceived to increase safety and reduce costs associated with implantation of the device.