Author(s): Yamada M, Shinoda K, Hatakeyama A, Nishina S, Mashima Y
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Abstract PURPOSE: We present favorable results with amniotic membrane transplantation in a patient who developed fat adherence syndrome after retinal surgery. DESIGN: Interventional case report. METHODS: A 37-year-old man had diplopia resulting from hypotropia of the left eye after retinal detachment surgery. Removal of a previously implanted silicon sponge had little effect because of fibrous adhesion between the inferior rectus muscle and adjacent periorbital fat. We performed amniotic membrane transplantation combined with conventional extraocular muscle surgery. RESULTS: Postoperatively, supraduction of the left eye became almost full. The field of binocular vision was extended markedly by treatment, both in the primary position and with downward gaze. These improvements remained stable over 1 year of follow-up. CONCLUSION: Amniotic membrane transplantation appears to be effective for preventing regrowth of restrictive scar tissue in the fat adherence syndrome.
This article was published in Am J Ophthalmol
and referenced in Journal of Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology