Application of Amniotic Membrane in Ocular Surface Diseases: Clinical Features and Treatment Outcomes


Cindarik D., YAĞMUR M., TAYLAN ŞEKEROĞLU H. , ERDEM E.

TURK OFTALMOLOJI DERGISI-TURKISH JOURNAL OF OPHTHALMOLOGY, cilt.42, ss.177-182, 2012 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 42 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2012
  • Doi Numarası: 10.4274/tjo.42.85057
  • Dergi Adı: TURK OFTALMOLOJI DERGISI-TURKISH JOURNAL OF OPHTHALMOLOGY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.177-182

Özet

Purpose: To investigate the effectiveness of amniotic membrane transplantation in cases with corneal thinning, desmatocele and refractive corneal ulcer. Material and Method: Fifty-four eyes of 54 patients who were applied amniotic membrane transplantation for various ocular surface disease between January 2004 and February 2009 in cukurova University Ophthalmology Department were included in the study A complete ophthalmologic examination was performed. Corneal culture and corneal cytology samples were collected from the patients with the diagnosis of corneal ulcers. The patients were informed about the surgical procedure and the possible complications and informed consent was obtained. The amniotic membranes that were prepared under optimal conditions and protected in frozen forms were used in the operations. Follow-up examinations were done at postoperative 1St day, 1st week, 1st month, 3rd month, 6th month and then once in a year.