Delhi Journal of Ophthalmology

Ocular Surface Burn – Can it be Cured?

Rajat Jain, Neha Mohan, Virender S. Sangwan 
Department of Ophthalmology, Drishti Cone Eye Care, Shalimar Bagh, Delhi, India
L. V. Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad, India

Editor-in-Chief, Delhi Journal of Ophthalmology, Dr R.P.Centre, AIIMS.

Corresponding Author:

Rajat Jain MS, FICO (UK), FLVPEI 
Cornea Services, Drishti Cone Eye Care,
New Delhi, India
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Received: 11-SEP-2017 Accepted: 28-OCT-2017 Published Online: 03-MAR-2018

A 9 year old girl presented with decreased vision and whiteness on the cornea 9 months after a chemical injury induced after burst chuna packet. Total unilateral limbal stem cell deficiency was managed by performing single stage simple limbal stem cell transplantation (SLET) combined with large graft penetrating keratoplasty, cataract surgery and posterior chamber intra-ocular lens implantation. She regained 20/80 vision at 3 months. The ocular surface was stable and the cornea was clear. Further visual gain was limited due to anterior capsular opacification and amblyopia. Treatment of unilateral corneal blindness following ocular surface burns, once considered incurable, gives rewarding results. Early visual rehabilitation is essential to prevent amblyopia.

Keywords :ocular surface, cured, posterior chamber, intra-ocular lens