Limbal autograft transplantation for chemical and thermal burns

Dev Ophthalmol. 1989;18:53-8. doi: 10.1159/000417087.


The technique of limbal autograft transplantation is presented which has been used in 25 cases of uniocular chemical and thermal burns. With up to 4 years follow-up, these cases have consistently demonstrated: (1) improved visual acuity; (2) rapid surface healing; (3) stable epithelial adhesion without recurrent erosion or persistent epithelial defect; (4) consistent regression of corneal neovascularization; (5) restoration of a smooth and optically improved ocular surface; and (6) probably increased success for subsequent keratoplasty.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Burns / surgery
  • Burns, Chemical / surgery*
  • Conjunctiva / transplantation*
  • Eye Burns / chemically induced
  • Eye Burns / etiology
  • Eye Burns / surgery*
  • Humans
  • Microsurgery / methods*