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Corneal perforation due to peripheral ulcerative keratitis treated with amniotic membrane transplantation and subsequent penetrating keratoplasty

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First Author: E.Segovia Maldonado SPAIN

Co Author(s):    P. Martí Rodrigo   J. Armentia Perez de Mendiola                 

Abstract Details


Demonstrate the usefulness of amniotic membrane transplantation (AMT) as an emergency procedure or as a bridge until the performance of a definitive penetrating keratoplasty (PK)


Clinic case


AMT was performed due to large perforation with iris prolapse. Subsequently, months later, the PK was performed under better conditions, once the underlying inflammatory condition was controlled


The AMT made it possible to solve the perforation in addition to helping to reduce inflammation in the perilimbic region. After the transplant, the patient presented a correct evolution without recurrence of the disease


AMT in the management of corneal perforation secondary to peripheral ulcerative keratitis is a very good option because in these cases a tectonic corneal transplant presents poor results due to the inflammation present and the technical difficulty in performing the surgery. In addition, postponing the PK once inflammation is controlled allows the prognosis for transplant survival to be better.

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