Limbal autograft reconstruction after conjunctival squamous cell carcinoma

Am J Ophthalmol. 1990 Oct 15;110(4):412-5. doi: 10.1016/s0002-9394(14)77023-0.


Two patients who had squamous cell carcinoma with extensive limbal and corneal involvement were treated with surgery and cryotherapy. Rarely large areas of the cornea are involved by this tumor. Visual prognosis in such patients is poor. In these two patients, autologous limbal transplants were effective in restoring an excellent corneal surface and good visual function. This technique may be useful in the reconstruction of eyes with extensive neoplastic involvement of the corneoscleral limbus and cornea.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Carcinoma, Squamous Cell / surgery*
  • Carcinoma, Squamous Cell / therapy
  • Conjunctival Neoplasms / surgery*
  • Conjunctival Neoplasms / therapy
  • Cornea / pathology
  • Eye*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Tissue Transplantation*
  • Transplantation, Autologous