Cornea 2021 Apr 14. Epub 2021 Apr 14.
Department of Ophthalmology, University Magna Græcia of Catanzaro, Catanzaro, Italy; Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, IRCCS Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria di Bologna, Bologna, Italy; Department of Biomedical and Neuromotor Sciences, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy; Department of Ophthalmology, Ospedali Privati Forlì"Villa Igea," Forlì, Italy; Istituto Internazionale per la Ricerca e Formazione in Oftalmologia (IRFO), Forlì, Italy; Department of Morphology, Surgery and Experimental Medicine, University of Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy; and Unit of Maxillofacial Surgery, Head and Neck Department, ASST Santi Paolo e Carlo Hospital, University of Milan, Milan, Italy.
Purpose: The aim of this study is to describe techniques, results, and open issues of corneal neurotization (CN) for the treatment of neurotrophic keratopathy (NK).
Methods: An overview of the most important studies of CN is provided. The 2 main surgical approaches (namely, direct CN and indirect CN) with specific advantages and disadvantages are described. Read More