May 2008
Volume 49, Issue 13
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ARVO Annual Meeting Abstract  |   May 2008
New Instruments Kit for Amniotic Membrane Transplant With Fibrin Glue
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • P. Sivelli
    Department of Ophthalmology, Insubria University, Varese, Italy
  • E. Cavalli
    Department of Ophthalmology, Insubria University, Varese, Italy
  • L. Geroli
    Department of Ophthalmology, Insubria University, Varese, Italy
  • S. Donati
    Department of Ophthalmology, Insubria University, Varese, Italy
  • C. Longo
    Department of Ophthalmology, Insubria University, Varese, Italy
  • S. Campanerut
    Department of Ophthalmology, Insubria University, Varese, Italy
  • C. Azzolini
    Department of Ophthalmology, Insubria University, Varese, Italy
  • Footnotes
    Commercial Relationships  P. Sivelli, None; E. Cavalli, None; L. Geroli, None; S. Donati, None; C. Longo, None; S. Campanerut, None; C. Azzolini, None.
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Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science May 2008, Vol.49, 5723. doi:https://doi.org/
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      P. Sivelli, E. Cavalli, L. Geroli, S. Donati, C. Longo, S. Campanerut, C. Azzolini; New Instruments Kit for Amniotic Membrane Transplant With Fibrin Glue. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2008;49(13):5723. doi: https://doi.org/.

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Abstract

Purpose: : to describe and evaluate a new surgical kit for management of amniotic membrane (AM) during personal transplant procedures with fibrin glue (ARVO 2007).

Methods: : we have developed a kit of 3 dedicated instruments. The first is a circular blade of 12 or 14 mm diameter to cut a precise AM patch. The second is a forceps with specific opening claws to place the AM patch on the corneal surface. The third is an instrument to block the AM patch during surgical procedures.

Results: : during surgical time AM patch was perfected placed on corneal surface in a very short time. With these instruments we improved the procedure for an easy AM transplant, allowing also to obtain a very thin fibrin glue layer.

Conclusions: : this kit makes AM transplant an easier surgical procedure and reduce significantly the operation time. In our opinion the result is better than any other surgical technique with AM, for the precision, easiness and quickness of patch application.

Keywords: cornea: surface mucins • transplantation • cornea: epithelium 
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