Conjunctival autograft transplantation for unilateral ocular surface diseases

Ophthalmology. 1983 Sep;90(9):1121-6. doi: 10.1016/s0161-6420(83)80056-6.


Rehabilitation of the diseased ocular surface by autologous conjunctival transplantation as first described by Thoft has expanded the possibilities for eventual visual restoration of patients with severe ocular surface disease. This paper will introduce a new surgical technique for diseased ocular surface preparation and for the acquisition, transfer, and placement of a 360 degrees ring of autologous conjunctiva in patients with unilateral surface pathology. Patients representing different unilateral surface diseases with up to 2 years follow-up are presented and discussed.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Burns, Chemical / complications
  • Cataract / complications
  • Conjunctiva / transplantation*
  • Conjunctival Diseases / surgery*
  • Corneal Diseases / surgery*
  • Corneal Transplantation
  • Corneal Ulcer / etiology
  • Corneal Ulcer / surgery*
  • Eye Burns / chemically induced
  • Eye Burns / complications
  • Glaucoma / complications
  • Humans
  • Male