Keratoconus occurs in the estimated range of 5-20 per thousand people. It warps the corneal tissue on the front of the eye and leads to poor vision and transplants in many cases. Rigid contact lenses have allowed patients with Keratoconus good sight for years. New treatment options are on the horizon.
From the strange realms of the eye world comes a new procedure referred to as modified osteo-odonto-keratoprosthesis also called MOOKP. It sounds like something that would have been in the TV show Mork and Mindy for those who saw Robin Williams in his early days portraying an alien on earth. A patient’s tooth is extracted, [...]