A novel method for sutureless amniotic membrane transplantation ring in the management of ocular surface disorders
First Author: E.Can TURKEY
To evaluate the efficacy of a novel sutureless amniotic membrane transplantation ring in the management of ocular surface disorders
Ondokuz Mayis University, SamsunTURKEY
We present a novel special designed and soft bioavailable ring for sutureless amniotic membrane fixation to the conjunctiva. A fresh amniotic membrane with a diameter greater than the outside diameter of the ring was folded inwardly over the ring such that the inner side of the ring was covered with the amniotic membrane. Thus, stromal side of the folded membrane was adhered to the inner serrated side of the ring.
Amnioring was inserted in 4 eyes of 4 consecutive patients with ocular surface disorders. The mean total operating time was 3 minutes. The ring fixated the amniotic membrane to the bulbar conjucntiva and provided a quick and easy sutureless placement of amniotic membrane. In all cases, pain was significantly relieved. The corneal epithelial defect and inflammation were markedly reduced.
This novel ring designed for sutureless placement of amniotic membrane provided very good anatomic and functional outcomes in patients with ocular surface disorders. It is less invasive, less time consuming and allows placement in the office conditions with low cost.
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