OSTEO Odonto Keratoprosthesis: Make Way for the Tooth Cyborg EyeJournal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.9, No. 4)
Publication Date: 2020-04-05
Authors : RVSSK Kinneresh;
Page : 658-661
Keywords : OSTEO ODONTO KERATOPROSTHESIS; TOOTH FOR AN EYE;
Hearing about medical and dental advancements throughout the centuries is amazing. From the invention of dental cleaning tools to specialist procedures, innovation is always the best way to help serve the people. However, in some rare cases like Stevens-Johnson syndrome, a patient’s only option is to take any chance of seeing again. Medically known as Osteo-Odonto-Keratoprosthesis (OOKP), tooth in eye surgery is the last resort for patients suffering from corneal blindness. The procedure was pioneered in 1963 by an Italian ophthalmic surgeon named Benedetto Strampell. Through this surgery, its purpose is to make the tooth a replacement for the cornea of the eye. Nowadays, the procedure is spread through different countries for the desire of restoring their vision.
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