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Update on corneal neurotisation

Abstract

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.

  • cornea
  • neurotization
  • nerve graft
  • nerve transfer
  • neurotrophic keratopathy

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