Corneal neurotisation describes surgical restoration of nerve growth into the cornea to restore corneal sensation and trophic function. It represents an exciting and effective emerging treatment for neurotrophic keratopathy. Techniques described to date involve either direct nerve transfer or an interpositional nerve graft coapted to a healthy donor nerve. We review the experience to date with particular emphasis on a detailed review of techniques, outcomes and current thoughts.
- nerve graft
- nerve transfer
- neurotrophic keratopathy
Statistics from Altmetric.com
RM and MSE are joint first authors.
Contributors RM planned for the review. RM and MSE designed the work and provided first draft of figure. RM, MSE, RK, CN and SH edited the manuscript and reviewed the literature. All authors provided final proof-reads.
Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.
Competing interests None declared.
Patient consent Not required.
Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.
Data sharing statement This is a review article.
If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.