versão impressa ISSN 0004-2749versão On-line ISSN 1678-2925
Arq. Bras. Oftalmol. vol.57 no.3 São Paulo jun. 1994
Ten consecutive patients with severe unilateral ocular bum, chemical (8 patients) and thermal (2 patients) underwent limbal autograft transplantation. The surgical technique consisted on transplanting of free grafts of limbal tissue from the contralateral eye to the injured recipient eye. All the patients experienced improvement on visual acuity, regression of stromal neovascularization, no episodes of recurrent epithelial erosion or persistent epithelial defect. Limbal autograft transplantation appears to be effective as a treatment for severe ocular surface diseases related with chemical or thermal burns.