Journal of the Korean Ophthalmological Society 1995;36(1):7-12.
Published online January 1, 1995.
Surgical Management of Scleral Necrosis.
Seong Yeol Kim, Wha Sun Chung, Duk Kee Hahn
Department of Ophthalmology, College of Medicine, Yeungnam University, Taegu, Korea.
공막괴사의 수술적 요법
김성열(Seong Yeol Kim),정화선(Wha Sun Chung),한덕기(Duk Kee Hahn)
Scleral necrosis is a focal thinning of the sclera, and causes an exposure of underlying uveal tissue, endophthalmitis, and eyeball perforation. The authors experienced 16 cases of scleral necrosis after pterygium excision and performed combined lamellar scleral grafting and conjunctival flap for 13 cases, and simple conjunctival flap for 3 cases. After 12 months of follow-up period, all of the scleral grafts healed well except one case of graft melting. Six cases associated with endophthalmitis showed three lines of mean visual acuity improvement with Snellen chart after postoperative healing of inflammation. Postoperative complications included temporary corneal erosion(6 cases), conjunctival cyst formation(2 cases), scleral graft melting(1 case), and partial absorption of conjuctival flap(1 case).
Key Words: Conjunctival flap;Lamellar scleral grafting;Scleral necrosis

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