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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 106-107

A complicated case of symblepharon managed with Goretex

Aravind Eye Hospital, Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Anitha Venugopal
Aravind Eye Hospital, S.N High Road, Tirunelveli Junction, Tirunelveli - 627 001, Tamil Nadu
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ijo.IJO_963_20

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The objective of this study was to report a complicated case of chemical injury with symblepharon, LSCD, and pseudo pterygium managed successfully with ePTFE (Goretex) a novel method of treatment to prevent recurrence of symblepharon. A 10-year-old girl presented to us with progressive symblepharon and pseudopterygium encroaching the visual axis leading to defective vision, strabismus amblyopia, and motility restriction. The challenge, in this case, was the recurrence of symblepharon and fleshy growth. Goretex is a biocompatible and inert material. Along with Amniotic membrane transplantation (AMT), it creates a strong mechanical barrier between tenons, sclera, and tarsus. Thereby it prevents the recurrence of symblepharon, Goretex is a novel treatment approach that is simple and effective in preventing symblepharon.

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