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First Author: M.Bamashmus YEMEN
Co Author(s): M. El Shekeil
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To evaluate the success of tectonic grafts in cases of corneal perforations.
All surgeries were done in Yemen Magrabi Hospital.
We performed 31 tectonic grafts on 31 eyes of 31 patients. The parameters evaluated were indications, visual acuity, location, postoperative outcome, and complications, if any.
The most common indication for tectonic grafts was corneal perforation subsequent to infection (27 eyes) followed by those due to trauma (3 eyes) and immunologic causes (one eyes). Anatomical success was achieved in 30 of 31 (96.8%) eyes. The major complications were glaucoma in four eyes, peripheral anterior synechiae in four eyes and graft melting in one eye.
Tectonic graft is a useful therapeutic option in selected cases of corneal perforations because it effectively restores the integrity of the eye and allows acceptable rehabilitation.