Assessment of surgical outcomes of limbal transplantation using simple limbal epithelial transplantation technique in patients with total unilateral limbal deficiency

Assessment of surgical outcomes of limbal transplantation using simple limbal epithelial transplantation technique in patients with total unilateral limbal deficiency

Author Queiroz, Ana Gabriela Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Oiticica Barbosa, Martina Maria Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Santos, Myrna Serapiao Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Barreiro, Telma Pereira Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Pereira Gomes, Jose Alvaro Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Abstract This study aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of the novel simple limbal epithelial transplantation (SLET) technique, which reduces the risk of iatrogenic limbal stem cell deficiency in the donor eye. Four patients with total unilateral limbal stem cell deficiency received a limbal graft, measuring 4 mm x 2 mm, from the contralateral healthy eye in a single surgical procedure. The graft was divided into 10-20 pieces and distributed on the corneal surface. At 6-month follow-up, a completely avascular corneal epithelial surface was obtained in two patients, and there was improvement in visual acuity in one patient. The limbal grafts did not adhere to the cornea in one patient. No serious complications related to the surgery were observed in this study.
Keywords Burns
Limbus corneae
Transplantation
Autologous
Epithelial cells/transplantation
xmlui.dri2xhtml.METS-1.0.item-coverage Sao Paulo
Language English
Date 2016
Published in Arquivos Brasileiros De Oftalmologia. Sao Paulo, v. 79, n. 2, p. 116-118, 2016.
ISSN 0004-2749 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Consel Brasil Oftalmologia
Extent 116-118
Origin http://dx.doi.org/10.5935/0004-2749.20160034
Access rights Open access Open Access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000377714700014
SciELO ID S0004-27492016000200116 (statistics in SciELO)
URI https://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/57820

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