Simple Limbal Epithelial Transplantation (Slet) Following Chemical Injury: A Case Report
Simple Limbal Epithelial Transplantation (SLET) on patient with unilateral Limbal Stem Cell Deficiency (LSCD).
Case Report: A 56-year-old male came to Jakarta Eye Hospital with blurry vision on one of his eye following base chemical injury on the eye 1 month prior to his initial visit. He had already received conservative medication in order to reduce inflammation. We performed SLET by placing amniotic membrane graft on the corneal surface and fixating it using fibrin glue, followed by placing ten pieces of limbal tissue cultivated from his fellow eye in a circular manner. In order to reduce discomfort sensation that might appear, bandage contact lens was placed on the corneal surface. Corneal edema decreased gradually in one month post-operatively.
Conclusion: SLET might be considered as one of Ocular Surface Reconstruction techniques that widely used on unilateral severe chemical corneal injury.