Archivos de la Sociedad Española de Oftalmología
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DIAZ-VALLE, D. et al. Sectorial conjunctival epitheliectomy and amniotic membrane transplantation for partial limbal stem cells deficiency. Arch Soc Esp Oftalmol [online]. 2007, vol.82, n.12, pp.769-772. ISSN 0365-6691.
Case report: A 74-year-old man developed a partial limbal stem cell deficiency secondary to a chemical injury in the left eye. He was treated with a sectorial conjunctival epitheliectomy and amniotic membrane transplantation. After 3 weeks there was an intact, smooth and stable corneal epithelium. Discussion: This case report emphasizes that conjunctival epitheliectomy and amniotic membrane transplantation appears to be a safe and effective method of restoring a stable corneal epithelium for cases of partial limbal stem cell deficiency.
Palabras clave : Conjunctival epithelium; corneal epithelium; corneoscleral limbus; amniotic membrane; limbal insufficiency.