Archivos de la Sociedad Española de Oftalmología
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PINAR-SUEIRO, S. et al. Successful Boston keratoprosthesis in a patient with Lyell's Syndrome. Arch Soc Esp Oftalmol [online]. 2009, vol.84, n.12, pp.635-639. ISSN 0365-6691.
Case report: We present the case of a woman readmitted to our service to receive treatment for severe ophthalmic manifestations due to Lyell's syndrome. This intense affectation of the ocular surface along with limbal stem cell deficiency are grounds for treatment with Boston type 1 keratoprosthesis, which provided a stable and very satisfactory functional result. Discussion: As noted in this case report, the Boston Type 1 keratoprosthesis seems to be a viable option after multiple failed corneal grafts or in situations with a poor prognosis for primary penetrating keratoplasty because of limbal stem cell deficiency, such as Lyell's syndrome.
Palabras clave : Lyell's syndrome; keratoprosthesis; amniotic membrane transplantation; penetrating keratoplasty; limbal stem cell deficiency.