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Case Reports in Ophthalmological Medicine
Volume 2014, Article ID 351534, 3 pages
Case Report

Simplified Technique for Sealing Corneal Perforations Using a Fibrin Glue-Assisted Amniotic Membrane Transplant-Plug

Department of Ophthalmology, Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University, School of Medicine, Canakkale, Turkey

Received 2 March 2014; Accepted 8 June 2014; Published 18 June 2014

Academic Editor: Alexander A. Bialasiewicz

Copyright © 2014 Selcuk Kara et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Purpose. To describe a surgical technique using amniotic membrane transplant (AMT) with fibrin glue (FG) for treating smaller corneal perforations more practically and appropriately filling the defect. Method. A patient with noninfectious central corneal perforation, in 1 mm in diameter, was treated with FG-assisted AMT-plug. An AMT was folded in on itself twice by using FG then a small piece of this FG-AMT mixture was cut to maintain an appropriate plug for the site of the corneal perforation. The FG-assisted AMT-plug was placed in the perforation area by using FG. An amniotic membrane patch was placed over the plug, which was then secured by a bandage contact lens. Result. Surgery to restore corneal stromal thickness without recurrence of perforation. Conclusion. The FG-assisted AMT-plug allowed a successful repair of 1 mm in diameter corneal perforation. This technique was easily performed, thus seeming to be a good alternative to treat corneal perforations with restoring corneal thickness.