Endoscopic Corneal Neurotization: Technique and Initial Experience

Ilya Leyngold, Christopher Weller, Mark Leyngold, Mark Tabor

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Abstract

Purpose: The authors describe a minimally invasive surgical technique to re-establish corneal sensibility in a patient with neurotrophic keratopathy with the supraorbital nerve harvested endoscopically. Methods: Pedicled contralateral supraorbital nerve was harvested endoscopically through small eyelid crease and scalp incisions and transferred to the affected eye. Results: Endoscopic corneal neurotization was successfully performed with restoration of corneal sensibility and corneal epithelial integrity. Conclusions: The use of an endoscope allows for a minimally invasive approach to successful corneal neurotization with the supraorbital nerve.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)82-85
Number of pages4
JournalOphthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery
Volume34
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Ophthalmology

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