[Early limbal autograft after alkali burn of the ocular surface]

J Fr Ophtalmol. 1999 Feb;22(1):76-8.
[Article in French]


Limbal autograft transplantation is recommended for treatment of limbal stem cell destruction and its complications. It is appropriate to restore corneal reepithelialization and arrest corneal vascularization and scarring. In unilateral alkali injury, limbal transplantation was first recommended for late management of corneal conjunctivalization. Our patient had severe ocular unilateral alkali injury. Early autologous limbal transplant was effective in restoring an excellent corneal surface and a good visual function.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Burns, Chemical / diagnosis
  • Burns, Chemical / surgery*
  • Corneal Topography
  • Eye Burns / chemically induced*
  • Eye Burns / surgery
  • Humans
  • Limbus Corneae / surgery*
  • Male
  • Postoperative Complications / diagnosis
  • Surgical Flaps*
  • Transplantation, Autologous