J Korean Ophthalmol Soc > Volume 60(1); 2019 > Article
Journal of the Korean Ophthalmological Society 2019;60(1):80-84.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3341/jkos.2019.60.1.80    Published online January 15, 2019.
A New Amniotic Membrane for Placement during Pterygium Surgery.
Ji Young Lee, Hyung Bin Hwang
Department of Ophthalmology, Incheon St.Mary's Hospital, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Incheon, Korea. leoanzel@catholic.ac.kr
익상편수술에서 결손부위의 크기에 맞게 양막을 재단하는 새로운 방법
가톨릭대학교 의과대학 인천성모병원 안과학교실
Correspondence:  Hyung Bin Hwang,
Email: leoanzel@catholic.ac.kr
Received: 12 July 2018   • Revised: 2 October 2018   • Accepted: 28 December 2018
We introduce a new amniotic membrane (AM) for placement during pterygium surgery. CASE SUMMARY: After excision of the pterygium, we measured the size of the defect with reference to the side opposite the defective area and prepared an AM with margins 1.5–2.0 mm greater than the defect size. The AM was first sutured vertically, with reference to the opposite side of the defect. Then we sutured the upper and lower horizontal axes, and positioned the eye, from the front, slightly away from the direction of the opposite side of the defect. The AM was cut by reference to its boundary at the limbus, and three fixation sutures were placed. CONCLUSIONS: Appropriate AM sizing is important in terms of AM transplantation; the AM is non-elastic and easily torn. Our technique transplants a correctly sized AM and anchors it firmly.
Key Words: Amniotic membrane;Pterygium

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