Corneal neurotization: A novel solution to neurotrophic keratopathy

  • Terzis J
  • Dryer M
  • Bodner B
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Abstract

This study was designed to evaluate the efficacy of direct corneal neurotization using contralateral supraorbital and supratrochlear nerves in patients with unilateral facial palsy and corneal anesthesia. A novel surgical procedure in which these donor nerve branches are inserted at the contralateral anesthetic corneal limbus for sensory neurotization is described.

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Authors

  • Julia K. Terzis

  • Marylou M. Dryer

  • Bruce I. Bodner

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