ISSN 2757-8135 | E-ISSN 2757-9816
Symblepharon ring-amniotic membrane application in persistent corneal epithelial defect [Eur Eye Res]
Eur Eye Res. Ahead of Print: EER-43531 | DOI: 10.14744/eer.2022.43531

Symblepharon ring-amniotic membrane application in persistent corneal epithelial defect

Altan Atakan Özcan, Burak Ulaş
Department of Ophthalmology, Cukurova University Faculty of Medicine, Adana, Turkey

The aim of this study was to assess the efficacy of sutureless amniotic membrane (AM) technique using a symblepharon ring-AM patch on the persistent epithelial defects and resistant to medical treatment. Two patients to whom an AM patch was applied to the ocular surface using a polymethyl methacrylate symblepharon ring due to corneal surface disorders are evaluated. The implantation of ring-AM was not complicated. Irritation and epithelial defect decreased in both cases. Eventually, vascularized leukoma developed. Ring-AM implantation is a non-invasive and easy procedure in the treatment of ocular surface disease. Ring-AM is an effective and safe biologic bandage in patients, who refuse surgical procedure or to whom surgery is contraindicated due to systemic diseases.

Keywords: Amniotic membrane, corneal epithelial defects, symblepharon ring.



Corresponding Author: Burak Ulaş, Türkiye
Manuscript Language: English