Revista Brasileira de Oftalmologia
Print version ISSN 0034-7280
MOURA, Eurípedes da Mota; VOLPINI, Marcos and MOURA, Guilherme Afonso Garcia. Partial thickness autologus scleral graft for treating scleral ulcers following pterygium excision and betatherapy. Rev. bras.oftalmol. [online]. 2012, vol.71, n.3, pp.155-159. ISSN 0034-7280. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0034-72802012000300003.
OBJETICVE: The authors describes a surgical technique that utilizes autologus delaminated scleral graft for the management of deep scleral ulcers. METHODS: In this technique that were perfomed in 12 eyes of 12 patients, 9 female, 3 male, age from 48 to 82 years, mean age 65.2 years. RESULTS: Occurred good integration of the grafting in all cases without any complications. CONCLUSION: Many techniques have been proposed for the management of scleral ulcers: sclera and dura-mater, autologus derme, auricular cartilage and autologus periosteum.There is no reference in relation to autologus scleral grafting with partial thickness for the treatment of scleral ulcers, as proposed in this study.
Keywords : Sclera [transplantation]; Transplantation, autologous; Pterygium [surgery]; Pterygium [radiotherapy]; Radiation effects.