Preliminary repair of eyelids for the treatment of opaque corneas caused by burns

T. Nagasao, T. Nakajima, J. Shimazaki, N. Akabane, K. Tsubota

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Abstract

The treatment of opaque cornea as a result of a burn is challenging, because the cornea often re-opacifies even after transplantation. One of the main risk factors is the deformity of the eyelids, and we have developed a new treatment for this. Preliminary repair of the lower eyelid is done by an auricular composite graft before transplantation, so that the grafted materials can be safely protected by the eyelids. The results of treatment since have greatly improved. Preliminary repair of the eyelid is an effective way to secure successful transplantation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)227-233
Number of pages7
JournalScandinavian Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Hand Surgery
Volume39
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Sep 19
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Burn
  • Cornea
  • Eyelid
  • Transplantation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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