Simple limbal conjunctival autograft

Marwan Atallah, Guillermo Amescua

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Abstract

Limbal stem cell deficiency (LSCD) can be due to various causes and leads to corneal scarring and neovascularization as a common phenotypic endpoint. Patients require surgical intervention to manage pain/photophobia and restore vision. Patients should have a healthy donor limbus for an autograft, and the cause of LSCD should be resolved to avoid recurrence. Severe causes leading to LSCD might cause concomitant disease requiring further intervention (like keratoplasty, cataract extraction, pupilloplasty, etc.). Patients should be educated about the risks and benefits of the procedure, including alternatives.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationOperative Dictations in Ophthalmology
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Pages65-69
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9783319454955
ISBN (Print)9783319454948
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 24 2017

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Autografts
Stem Cells
Corneal Neovascularization
Photophobia
Corneal Transplantation
Cataract Extraction
Cicatrix
Tissue Donors
Recurrence
Pain

Keywords

  • Amniotic membrane transplantation
  • Autograft
  • Limbal stem cell deficiency
  • Simple limbal conjunctival autograft
  • Simple limbal epithelial transplantation (SLET)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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Atallah, M., & Amescua, G. (2017). Simple limbal conjunctival autograft. In Operative Dictations in Ophthalmology (pp. 65-69). Springer International Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-45495-5_15

Simple limbal conjunctival autograft. / Atallah, Marwan; Amescua, Guillermo.

Operative Dictations in Ophthalmology. Springer International Publishing, 2017. p. 65-69.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Atallah, M & Amescua, G 2017, Simple limbal conjunctival autograft. in Operative Dictations in Ophthalmology. Springer International Publishing, pp. 65-69. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-45495-5_15
Atallah M, Amescua G. Simple limbal conjunctival autograft. In Operative Dictations in Ophthalmology. Springer International Publishing. 2017. p. 65-69 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-45495-5_15
Atallah, Marwan ; Amescua, Guillermo. / Simple limbal conjunctival autograft. Operative Dictations in Ophthalmology. Springer International Publishing, 2017. pp. 65-69
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