Candida infection of a Boston Type I Keratoprosthesis (KPro)
Contributor: Jesse Vislisel, MD
Photographers: Brice Critser, CRA (fig 1); Stefani Karakas, CRA(fig. 2)
The Boston Type I Keratoprosthesis is a prosthetic corneal replacement used to restore vision in individuals with severe corneal disease and contraindications to traditional keratoplasty techniques. Like other artificial implants in the body, the KPro may be a nidus for infection. Fungal infections may occur around the device stem and appear milky-white, as seen in these photographs. Also shown is a photograph prior to the infection for comparison (figure 1).
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