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Journal:   JOURNAL OF OPHTHALMIC AND VISION RESEARCH   2015 , Volume 10 , Number 1; Page(s) 90 To 92.
 
Paper: 

SINGLE BLOCK CONJUNCTIVAL LIMBAL AUTOGRAFT FOR UNILATERAL TOTAL LIMBAL STEM CELL DEFICIENCY (LETTER)

 
 
Author(s):  BARADARAN RAFII ALIREZA, AKBARI MITRA*, SHIRZADEH EBRAHIM, SHAMS MAJID
 
* OPHTHALMIC RESEARCH CENTER, GUILAN UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, 17 SHAHRIVAR AVE, GUILAN, IRAN
 
Abstract: 

Dear Editor: In the treatment of unilateral total limbal stem cell deficiency (LSCD), conjunctival limbal autograft (CLAU) surgery taken from the healthy fellow eye with or without amniotic membrane transplantation (AMT) is one of the main therapeutic alternatives. There are some controversies regarding the optimal size of the limbal graft necessary for complete and stable epithelialization of the cornea. Traditionally, two 60o limbal grafts have been used.

 
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