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Swiss roll' amniotic membrane technique for the management of corneal perforations

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First Author: V.Lacmanovic Loncar CROATIA

Co Author(s):    I. Petric Vickovic   R. Ivekovic   Z. Mandic        

Abstract Details



Purpose:

To describe a novel technique for using amniotic membrane in the management of corneal perforations.

Setting:

Department of ophthalmology Clinical Hospital 'Sestre milosrdnice' Zagreb Croatia

Methods:

Interrupted 10.0 nylon sutures are passed across the perforation site.A roll of amniotic membrane is then placed across the row of preplaced sutures and the sutures are tied to secure the membrane.An amniotic membrane patch is placed over the graft which is then protected by a bandage contacts lens.

Results:

We ilustrate the results and postoperative outcome.

Conclusions:

Amniotic membrane has been widely used in ocular surgery.'Swiss role' amniotic membrane graft we recommend in cases of localized and small perforations.Amniotic membrane are useful tool to restore corneal integrity without the need for a corneal graft. FINANCIAL INTEREST: NONE

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