Conjunctival transplantation for corneal surface reconstruction - Case reports and review of literature

Alkesh Sanghvi*, Surendra Basti

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Abstract

Corneal persistent epithelial defects (PED) can occur due to various causes. In diffuse ocular surface disease, they often occur secondary to depletion of limbal stem cells. A number of complications occur secondary to PED and successful treatment usually requires conjunctival surgeries for corneal surface reconstruction. We report two cases of chemical injury successfully treated by two such procedures. This report highlights the encouraging results of limbal transplantation and reviews the literature in the management of PED with limbal stem cell loss.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)33-38
Number of pages6
JournalIndian journal of ophthalmology
Volume44
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 1 1996

Keywords

  • Chemical Injury
  • Conjunctival Transplantation
  • Corneal Opacity
  • Limbal Transplantation
  • Persistent Epithelial defect
  • Stem cells

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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