Simple limbal conjunctival autograft

Marwan Atallah, Guillermo Amescua

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


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
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9783319454955
ISBN (Print)9783319454948
StatePublished - Apr 24 2017


  • 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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