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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 87-89

Labial mucus membrane graft for alkali injury

Department of Cornea and Refractive Surgery, Sankara Eye Centre, Coimbatore, India

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Vipul Bhandari
Department of Cornea and Refractive surgery Sankara Eye Centre, Sivanadapuram, Sathy Road, Coimbatore - 641 035, Tamil Nadu
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DOI: 10.4103/1858-540X.124845

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The case report of a 60-year-old man has been presented to report the treatment of alkali injury with labial mucus membrane graft. The patient presented with fall of cement in the right eye. He had perilimbal ischemia and corneal epithelial defect and his cornea was hazy. A diagnosis of severe alkali injury was made. The cement particles were removed. He was started on topical antibiotics, steroids, cycloplegic and lubricants. Later, he developed symblepharon and perilimbal ischemia, and the corneal epithelial defect was still present. A labial mucus membrane grafting was performed. An amniotic membrane was placed over the ocular surface and a conformer was placed and topical steroids, antibiotics and lubricants were continued. At follow-up, it was noted that the graft was taken up well and her best corrected visual acuity improved to 6/18.

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