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Improved conjunctival transplantation for corneal ulcer.
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PMID:  20818073     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the therapeutic effect of pedical conjunctival flap transposition on refractory corneal ulcer.
METHODS: The data of 56 eyes of 56 patients with refractory corneal ulcer who underwent pedical conjuctival transposition in a tertiary eye unit in China from June 2005 to June 2009 were retrospectively analyzed. There were 36 infective corneal ulcers, 9 keratoplasty graft ulcers, 4 traumatic ulcers, and 7 chemical burn ulcers. All patients were treated with focal debridement and pedical conjuctival flap transposition.
RESULTS: Forty-seven out of 56 (83.9%) were cured after one surgery, and 5 (8.9%) had conjunctival flap retraction, among which 3 underwent the second surgery and 2 had the third surgery to completely heal. Four patients (7.2%) turned to lamellar keratoplasty because of fungal corneal ulcer relapse. Ulcer in 52 patients healed and the globe preserved. They had different levels of vision improvement.
CONCLUSION: Pedical conjunctival flap transposition is effective for refractory corneal ulcer.
Qinghua Zhou; Xianhua Long; Xiaohua Zhu
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Zhong nan da xue xue bao. Yi xue ban = Journal of Central South University. Medical sciences     Volume:  35     ISSN:  1672-7347     ISO Abbreviation:  Zhong Nan Da Xue Xue Bao Yi Xue Ban     Publication Date:  2010 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-09-06     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101230586     Medline TA:  Zhong Nan Da Xue Xue Bao Yi Xue Ban     Country:  China    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  814-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Ophthalmology, Second Xiangya Hospital, Central South University, Changsha 410008, China.
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