Endoscopic Corneal Neurotization: Technique and Initial Experience.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

PURPOSE: The authors describe a minimally invasive surgical technique to re-establish corneal sensibility in a patient with neurotrophic keratopathy with the supraorbital nerve harvested endoscopically. METHODS: Pedicled contralateral supraorbital nerve was harvested endoscopically through small eyelid crease and scalp incisions and transferred to the affected eye. RESULTS: Endoscopic corneal neurotization was successfully performed with restoration of corneal sensibility and corneal epithelial integrity. CONCLUSIONS: The use of an endoscope allows for a minimally invasive approach to successful corneal neurotization with the supraorbital nerve.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Leyngold, I; Weller, C; Leyngold, M; Tabor, M

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 34 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 82 - 85

PubMed ID

  • 29194285

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1537-2677

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/IOP.0000000000001023


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States