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Journal:   JOURNAL OF OPHTHALMIC AND VISION RESEARCH   2016 , Volume 11 , Number 2; Page(s) 193 To 197.
 
Paper: 

FORNIX RECONSTRUCTION WITH AMNIOTIC MEMBRANE TRANSPLANTATION: A COSMETIC REMEDY FOR BLIND PATIENTS

 
DOI: 

10.4103/2008-322X.183916

 
Author(s):  THATTE SHREYA*, JAIN JAGRITI
 
* CHAITANYA 17, YESHWANT COLONY, BEHIND SITA BUILDING, INDORE, MADHYA PRADESH, INDIA
 
Abstract: 

Purpose: Fornix contracture is an obstacle for fitting a prosthesis in blind or enucleated patients, and may lead to disfigurement and psychological issues. This study evaluates the efficacy of amniotic membrane transplantation (AMT) for fornix reconstruction with the aim of better retention of the ocular prosthesis.
Methods: This non?comparative interventional case series includes eighteen blind eyes with fornix deformity in which a cosmetic prosthesis could not be retained. Various causative factors included symblepharon, cyst formation and fornix shortening after enucleation. AMT was performed along with correction of symblepharon, cicatrix release, and excision of the cyst with or without anchoring sutures to reform the fornix.
Results: Mean fornix depth pre? and post?operation were 3.72 ± 0.69 and 7.13 ± 0.81 mm, respectively.
Fornix deepening was achieved successfully in 15 cases (83.33%). Partial success was achieved in 1 case (5.66%), the remaining two cases (11.11%) were considered as failure despite repeat surgery. Both of these patients suffered from extensive symblepharon formation. Satisfactory results, i.e. formation of a deep fornix to hold the ocular prosthesis, could be achieved in 16 (89.99%) cases. There were no serious complications such as infection or graft rejection.
Conclusion: AMT can be a viable option for fornix reconstruction. It has a high success rate in subjects with blind eyes and moderate fornix shortening who are unable to retain an ocular prosthesis.

 
Keyword(s): AMNIOTIC MEMBRANE TRANSPLANTATION, FORNIX RECONSTRUCTION, PROSTHESIS, SHALLOW FORNIX, SYMBLEPHARON
 
 
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APA: Copy

THATTE, S., & JAIN, J. (2016). FORNIX RECONSTRUCTION WITH AMNIOTIC MEMBRANE TRANSPLANTATION: A COSMETIC REMEDY FOR BLIND PATIENTS. JOURNAL OF OPHTHALMIC AND VISION RESEARCH, 11(2), 193-197. https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=511138



Vancouver: Copy

THATTE SHREYA, JAIN JAGRITI. FORNIX RECONSTRUCTION WITH AMNIOTIC MEMBRANE TRANSPLANTATION: A COSMETIC REMEDY FOR BLIND PATIENTS. JOURNAL OF OPHTHALMIC AND VISION RESEARCH. 2016 [cited 2021July30];11(2):193-197. Available from: https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=511138



IEEE: Copy

THATTE, S., JAIN, J., 2016. FORNIX RECONSTRUCTION WITH AMNIOTIC MEMBRANE TRANSPLANTATION: A COSMETIC REMEDY FOR BLIND PATIENTS. JOURNAL OF OPHTHALMIC AND VISION RESEARCH, [online] 11(2), pp.193-197. Available: https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=511138.



 
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