By Samar K. Basak, MD, MBBS, FRCS
    Annual Meeting 2012

    The Boston type 1 keratoprosthesis (KPro) is the most commonly implanted keratoprosthesis worldwide. Two of the main challenges are concurrent glaucoma and secondary glaucoma. In many cases, it is advisable to combine the Boston KPro with a glaucoma drainage device to prevent vision loss due to glaucomatous optic atrophy. This video demonstrates a step-by-step approach by a corneal surgeon, from conjunctival dissection, valve priming and fixation, to Boston KPro assembly and suturing, placement of the tube, and conjunctival closure.