Modified triple procedure using a temporary keratoprosthesis for closed-system, small-incision cataract surgery

J Cataract Refract Surg. 1990 Mar;16(2):230-4. doi: 10.1016/s0886-3350(13)80736-5.


In patients with corneal disease and cataract, the combined surgical approach yields quick rehabilitation and excellent visual results. Working on an open eye for cataract removal and posterior chamber lens implantation, however, makes the procedure risky and difficult. Using a temporary keratoprosthesis and a small-incision technique, surgery can be performed in a fully closed system, optimizing the safety and precision of the procedure.

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Cataract / complications*
  • Cataract Extraction / methods*
  • Corneal Diseases / complications
  • Corneal Diseases / surgery*
  • Corneal Transplantation / methods*
  • Humans
  • Lenses, Intraocular
  • Middle Aged
  • Prognosis