Amniotic Membrane Transplantation with Fibrin Glue for Conjunctivochalasis

Ahmad Kheirkhah, Victoria Casas, Gabriela Blanco, Wei Li, Yasutaka Hayashida, Ying Ting Chen, Scheffer C.G. Tseng

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Abstract

Purpose: To evaluate the feasibility of performing sutureless amniotic membrane transplantation (AMT) using fibrin glue for conjunctivochalasis. Design: Noncomparative interventional case series. Methods: In 25 eyes of 16 patients with refractory conjunctivochalasis (CCh), AMT using fibrin glue was performed to cover the bare sclera. Results: The mean age was 55.2 ± 18.5 years with nine patients (56.2%) younger than 60 years. The Tenon capsule was dissolved in all eyes. Fibrin glue was effective in securing the amniotic membrane to the sclera. For a mean follow-up of 10.6 ± 4.3 months, all eyes achieved a smooth conjunctival surface with complete or significant improvement of symptoms in 44% and 56%, respectively. Complications included focal conjunctival inflammation in four eyes and pyogenic granuloma in one eye. Conclusion: AMT using fibrin glue can be performed for refractory CCh resulting in alleviating its symptoms and signs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)311-313
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican journal of ophthalmology
Volume144
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2007
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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