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Amniotic membrane transplantation with a modified ocular surface ring: a sutureless ocular surface reconstruction technique

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First Author: N.Kara TURKEY

Co Author(s): Y. Karakucuk                    

Abstract Details

Purpose:

To describe a sutureless amniotic membrane transplantation (AMT) technique by using a modified ocular surface ring (MOSR) to treat severe ocular surface diseases

Setting:

Necip Kara, Gaziantep University School of Medicine, Department of Ophthalmology, Gaziantep, Turkey

Methods:

In this study, 7 eyes of 7 patients with severe ocular surface diseases who underwent AMT combined with MOSR were retrospectively reviewed. In cases with symblepharon, lysis of symblepharon and all adhesions were performed, followed by AMT onto the entire ocular surface with the MOSR implantation. In cases with limbal stem cell deficiency, limbal stem cell transplantation was also performed, followed by AMT with MOSR.

Results:

The all patients showed total epithelial healing without symblepharon formation.

Conclusions:

AMT combined with MOSR procedure seems to be a simple, effective, and safe technique without the need for suturing in cases with severe ocular surface diseases.

Financial Disclosure:

None

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