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Keratoprostheses for corneal blindness: a review of contemporary devices

Overview of attention for article published in Clinical Ophthalmology, April 2015
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
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Title
Keratoprostheses for corneal blindness: a review of contemporary devices
Published in
Clinical Ophthalmology, April 2015
DOI 10.2147/opth.s27083
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Authors

Venkata Avadhanam, Helen Smith, Christopher Liu

Abstract

According to the World Health Organization, globally 4.9 million are blind due to corneal pathology. Corneal transplantation is successful and curative of the blindness for a majority of these cases. However, it is less successful in a number of diseases that produce corneal neovascularization, dry ocular surface and recurrent inflammation, or infections. A keratoprosthesis or KPro is the only alternative to restore vision when corneal graft is a doomed failure. Although a number of KPros have been proposed, only two devices, Boston type-1 KPro and osteo-odonto-KPro, have came to the fore. The former is totally synthetic and the latter is semi-biological in constitution. These two KPros have different surgical techniques and indications. Keratoprosthetic surgery is complex and should only be undertaken in specialized centers, where expertise, multidisciplinary teams, and resources are available. In this article, we briefly discuss some of the prominent historical KPros and contemporary devices.

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The data shown below were compiled from readership statistics for 82 Mendeley readers of this research output. Click here to see the associated Mendeley record.

Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 82 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 16 20%
Researcher 13 16%
Student > Bachelor 9 11%
Other 9 11%
Student > Doctoral Student 7 9%
Other 13 16%
Unknown 15 18%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 34 41%
Engineering 6 7%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 5 6%
Nursing and Health Professions 3 4%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 2 2%
Other 11 13%
Unknown 21 26%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 7. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 17 October 2019.
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#4,636,716
of 22,947,506 outputs
Outputs from Clinical Ophthalmology
#402
of 3,215 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#59,005
of 265,035 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Clinical Ophthalmology
#7
of 35 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 22,947,506 research outputs across all sources so far. Compared to these this one has done well and is in the 79th percentile: it's in the top 25% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric.
So far Altmetric has tracked 3,215 research outputs from this source. They receive a mean Attention Score of 4.8. This one has done well, scoring higher than 87% of its peers.
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