Journal article

Amniotic membrane transplantation with or without autologous cultivated limbal stem cell transplantation for the management of partial limbal stem cell deficiency

Namrata Sharma, Sujata Mohanty, Vishal Jhanji, Rasik B Vajpayee

CLINICAL OPHTHALMOLOGY | DOVE MEDICAL PRESS LTD | Published : 2018

Abstract

Purpose: To compare the outcomes of amniotic membrane transplantation (AMT) vs cultivated limbal stem cell transplantation (LSCT) in eyes with partial limbal stem cell deficiency (LSCD) following chemical burns. Methods: Eyes with unilateral partial LSCD (#180° involvement) were randomized in two groups to undergo either pannus resection combined with AMT or pannus resection combined with LSCT in a tertiary eye care hospital. Primary outcome measures were time to corneal epithelialization and absence of conjunctivalization of the cornea. Patients were followed up at 1 week, 1, 3, 6, and 12 months after the surgical procedure. Results: There was no difference between mean age (30.85±5.8 vs 28..

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