Journal article

Amniotic membrane transplantation in refractory neurotrophic corneal ulcers - A randomized, controlled clinical trial

S Khokhar, T Natung, P Sony, N Sharma, N Agarwal, RB Vajpayee

CORNEA | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2005

Abstract

PURPOSE: This study was designed to compare and evaluate the efficacy of amniotic membrane transplantation with the conventional management (tarsorrhaphy and bandage contact lens) in eyes with refractory neurotrophic corneal ulcers. METHODS: Thirty eyes of 30 patients (14 females and 16 males) with neurotrophic corneal ulcers refractory to medical management were included and divided randomly into group 1 (n = 15), who received conventional management with a tarsorrhaphy (n = 11) or bandage contact lens (n = 4), and group 2 (n = 15), who underwent Amniotic Membrane Transplantation. The outcome parameters evaluated were epithelialization time, duration of healing of corneal ulcers, and improv..

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