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To Study the Outcome of Simple Limbal Epithelial Transplant (SLET) in Unilateral Limbal Stem Cell Deficiency (LSCD)

Journal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.9, No. 5)

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Page : 620-622

Keywords : LSCD; limbal stem cell deficiency; SLET; simple limbal epithelial transplant; AMG; amniotic membrane graft;

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Aim: To share our experience of simple limbal epithelial transplant (SLET) in unilateral limbal stem cell deficiency ( LSCD) Methods: this study included 12 patients suffering from unilateral limbal stem cell deficiency secondary to thermal / chemical burns. SLET was performed in all these cases over period of 1.5 years. Superior limbal tissue from contralateral eye was harvested and placed over the ipsilateral eye after dissecting it from pannus and glued on Amniotic membrane graft, bandage contact lens was applied. Results: there was a significant improvement in the vision of 7 out of 12 patients, and stable ocular surface 5 out of 12 patients. Conclusion: SLET seems to be a viable option in patients with ocular surface burns. it is simple to perform, easily replicable and a cost effective technique.

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