Open Access Opinion

An Update on Pediatric Keratoprosthesis

Mohammad H Bawany1, Faraaz Khan2 and James Aquavella2*

1University of Rochester School of medicine and dentistry, USA

2Flaum Eye Institute, University of Rochester medical center, USA

Corresponding Author

Received Date: December 28, 2018;  Published Date: January 11, 2019


As we see ourselves one year closer to the year 2020, we ask ourselves if we are closer to accomplishing the World Health Organization’s “Vision 2020,” a project aimed at eliminating the main causes of avoidable blindness by the year 2020 [1]. A top priority of this ambitious initiative is the prevention of childhood blindness. Blindness in children is complex; it affects, in addition to eyes, a child’s neurologic development. Further, childhood blindness requires resources from and collaboration between medical, community, and educational services to nurture the growing child. Providing sight to a child who may otherwise go blind is thus more than just about restoring vision [2].

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