Jose Aloisio Massote

Department of Ophthalmology and Otorhinolaryngology, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brazil


  • Research Article   
    Preservation of the Tenon's Capsule and Sub-Tenon's Space after the Autologous Lim-bal-Conjunctival Transplantation in Pterygium Surgery
    Author(s): Fernanda S Vidal*, Sebastiao Cronemberger and Jose Aloisio Massote

    Purpose: No previous studies have evaluated the scarring of the conjunctiva and Tenon’s Capsule (TC) separately when only the conjunctiva is removed, and TC is preserved in the upper part of the bulb: the site designated for trabeculectomy. Thus, this cohort interventional study aims to investigate the scarring of the donor area after Autologous Limbal-Conjunctival Transplantation (ALCT) using Anterior Segment Optical Coherence Tomography (AS-OCT). Methods: Twenty-three eyes with pterygium were submitted to resection and local reconstruction with ALCT. AS-OCT images obtained from each eye preoperatively served as postoperative control. ALCT was removed superiorly with preservation of TC. The cure of this donor area occurred by secondary intention. AS-OCT was performed preoperatively and 30 and 180 days postoperatively in the donor area.. Read More»

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