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CASE REPORT
Year : 2010  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 94-97

Fresh non-preserved human amniotic membrane transplantation in the treatment of deep corneal ulcers in a developing country (Nigeria): Case reports on initial experience


Department of Ophthalmology, University of Benin Teaching Hospital, Benin City, Nigeria

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J M Waziri-Erameh
Department of Ophthalmology, University of Benin Teaching Hospital, Benin City
Nigeria
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Aim: To demonstrate the use of Fresh non-preserved human amniotic membrane in treating deep corneal ulcers. Methods: Three patients who had deep corneal ulcers following traditional medicine instillation had amniotic membrane transplantation at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital, Benin City. Appropriately cut pieces of amniotic membrane were layered in the centre of the of the corneal ulcers, epithelial surface up and the top one or two pieces were anchored with sutures. Results: There was dramatic improvement in all the cases with the ulcers healing within 3 weeks. Conclusion: Fresh non-preserved amniotic membrane is very useful in the management of severe deep corneal ulcers in the absence of preserved amniotic membrane. This will be of value in developing countries.


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