Unilateral Partial Limbal Stem Cell Deficiency: Contralateral versus Ipsilateral Autologous Cultivated Limbal Epithelial Transplantation – Accepted Manuscript

Abstract: Purpose: To report the outcomes of autologous cultivated limbal epithelial transplantation utilizing the healthy part of the affected eye or the fellow eye as a source of limbal stem cells in patients with unilateral, partial limbal stem cell deficiency (LSCD)Design: Retrospective, non-randomized, interventional case seriesMethods: Setting: L. V. Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad, IndiaStudy population: Patients with unilateral, partial LSCD who underwent autologus cultivated limbal epithelial transplantation between 2001 and 2011.Intervention: The limbal biopsy was taken either from the healthy part of the limbus of the same eye (ipsilateral group) or from the healthy fellow eye (contralateral group). Cells were (Read more...)

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