Dehydrated Allogenic Human Amniotic Membrane Graft for Conjunctival Surface Reconstruction Following Removal of Exposed Scleral Buckle.
A 54-year-old male developed symptomatic scleral buckle exposure 16 years after placement and presented with large conjunctival defects with fibrosed edges. Following surgical removal of the buckle elements, primary conjunctival closure could not be achieved due to significant wound tension despite undermining the conjunctival edges to mobilize the conjunctiva. A dehydrated amniotic membrane graft (Ambio5; IOP Ophthalmics, Costa Mesa, CA) was placed on the scleral bed and secured in place with fibrin sealant (TISSEEL; Baxter International, Westlake Village, CA). The amniotic membrane allowed successful closure of the large conjunctival defect with a good cosmetic outcome and resolution of symptoms. [Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging Retina. 2016;47:948-951.].
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