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    Corneal Neurotization Surgery for Neurotrophic Keratopathy

    AAO 2019
    Cornea/External Disease, Neuro-Ophthalmology/Orbit, Ocular Surface Disease , Oculoplastics/Orbit

    In this interview from AAO 2019, Dr. Roberto Pineda discusses corneal neurotization surgery for neurotrophic keratopathy. He recommends the procedure for patients with advanced disease where the epithelium is breaking down. The process involves taking a less important nerve and using it as a graft to innervate the eye and provide sensation back to the cornea. The innervation procedure helps to heal ulcers and the corneal surface while improving nerve density and restoring sensation to the eye.

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