The Use of Amniotic Membrane in the Management of Strabismus Reoperation Cases

Tuğcu B.

Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology, cilt.2, sa.5, ss.1-4, 2011 (Diğer Kurumların Hakemli Dergileri)

  • Cilt numarası: 2 Konu: 5
  • Basım Tarihi: 2011
  • Doi Numarası: 10.4172/2155-9570.1000156
  • Dergi Adı: Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.1-4



Objective: To describe the use of amniotic membrane (AM) in reoperations to decrease scar formation and to improve ductions.

Design: Prospective interventional case series.

Participants: Four previously operated cases with restrictive strabismus.

Methods: Objective clinical findings were recorded during both pre and post-operative periods. Excision of adhesions and scar tissue, repositioning of extraocular muscles and placement of AM between muscle, sclera and tenon tissue were performed.

Results: Orthophoria with no duction deficits was achieved in 2 patients. One patient with fat adherence syndrome had orthophoria with -1 adduction deficit. Only one patient with congenital fibrosis syndrome had 25 PD of esotropia with abduction deficit (-2). Conclusions: We believe that AM placement between the extra ocular muscle, sclera and tenon tissue improves the ductions by inhibiting post-operative scar formation.