Sutureless amniotic membrane transplantation

Ahmad Kheirkhah, Wei li, Victoria Casas, Scheffer cg Tseng

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Transplantation of cryopreserved amniotic membrane (AM) is a widely accepted surgical procedure to promote epithelial healing and to reduce inflammation, scarring and emerging neovascularization on the ocular surface. Clinical uses of AM for ocular surface reconstruction can be categorized either as a permanent graft or as a biological bandage. Permanent graft of AM has been used to replace the deficient or destroyed ocular surface tissue (cornea and/or conjunctiva) caused by disease or surgery and to promote regeneration, rather than repair, of the ocular surface. The main indication for using AM as a biological bandage is to suppress inflammation on the ocular surface caused by various diseases and insults, so as to promote epithelial healing with minimal or no scarring. Sutureless AM transplantation with fibrin glue or ProKera™ is a safe and easy method that avoids complications related to sutures and shortens the time of surgery.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)49-62
Number of pages14
JournalExpert Review of Ophthalmology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Oct 1 2006
Externally publishedYes


  • amniotic membrane
  • band keratopathy
  • bullous keratopathy
  • chemical burn
  • cicatricial ocular disease
  • conjunctivochalasis
  • corneal ulcer
  • limbal stem-cell deficiency
  • pterygium

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Ophthalmology
  • Optometry


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