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J.–S. Lee, J. Jun, J. Lee, B. Oum; Corneal Tattooing to Reduce Subsequent Corneal Opacity After Amniotic Membrane Graft in Trophic Corneal Ulcer . Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2005;46(13):4985.
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Purpose: : To report the cosmetic efficacy of corneal tattooing using Indian ink in cases of amniotic membrane graft was performed to cure the corneal wound healing in trophic corneal ulcers Methods: All blind eyes were performed with amniotic membrane graft in three tropic corneal ulcers. After corneal re–epithelization was done, 30G needle with Indian ink was injected into the amniotic membrane located between regenerated corneal epithelium and stromal bed. There was no evidence of any damage of corneal epithelial layer during this procedure Results: Subsequent corneal opacity was successfully stained with Indian ink in all cases. There was not any significant complication like corneal stromal infection during mean 5 months follow up periods. All patients were satisfied with the corneal staining Conclusions: : When a subsequent corneal opacity developed after amniotic membrane graft performed in trophic ulcer, corneal tattooing using intrastromal injection with Indian ink into the amniotic membrane site is useful and simple method to reduce the corneal opacity, rather than the traditional corneal tattooing technique
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