Excision of Pinguecula and Pterygium with Autologous Conjunctival Graft
Removal of a growth that starts on the white of the eye and crosses on to the clear optical black part (cornea), combined with covering the bare area created with a graft, using biological glue.
A pterygium is a non-cancerous growth that grows from the white of the eye to the cornea, the transparent window of the eye. This growth causes scar tissue and abnormal blood vessels, and affects vision.
When it has been removed, re-growth can occur. To prevent this, a graft of the lining of the eye (conjunctiva) is used to cover the area from where the pterygium was removed. This is attached with fibrin glue and has a high success rate.
A pinguecula is a small yellow fat-like deposit that can build up in white part of the eye. It is often but not always a precursor to a pterygium. If it begins to irritate or shows signs of becoming a pterygium, it can be removed.
Chalasis Excision With Fibrin Glue
Excision of excess folds of the conjunctiva that cause problems like, dry eye disease, irritation, redness and bleeding. Biological glue is used instead of stitches.
In elderly individuals, large folds of the transparent lining of the eyeball (conjunctiva) appear due to the loss of elasticity and excess tissue. This is called conjunctival chalasis. In some cases, this can cause dryness, redness or irritation. This can be removed by cutting out the excess non-elastic conjunctiva and closing it by sticking the edges together with fibrin glue.
Excision of Lesions
Removal of swellings and growths of the conjunctiva and cover with amniotic membrane (lining of the baby in the womb) grafts.
Many kinds of lumps and bumps can appear on the conjunctiva and cornea such as cysts, tumours and lesions. These can be surgically removed and covered with a graft from the same or opposite eye or with a graft of the amniotic membrane.
Conjunctival Hooding and Free Conjunctival Auto Grafts
Use of the conjunctiva to cover a non-healing ulcer to make it heal.
Some ulcers of the cornea do not heal because of nerve damage. Healing can be improved by applying a flap of the lining of the eyeball (conjunctiva). This flap can be grafted from the same or other eye.
Taking a sample of the conjunctiva to establish a diagnosis.
When a diagnosis is unclear, a small sample or biopsy can be taken for examination at a laboratory.
Cryo and Cautery to Conjunctiva
Non-incisional intervention to treat conditions.
Minor conditions of the eye can be treated with freezing techniques (cryo), heat (cautery) or electrical current (diathermy).
Repair of Symblepharon
Treating abnormal adhesions/attachments of the inside of the eye lids to the eyeball as happens in Stevens Johnson syndrome and after eye burns.
Long term inflammation of the eye can occur with conditions that affect the whole body. This can lead to scarring inside the eyelids which in turn leads to discomfort. Surgery involves dissection of the correct planes and the use of amniotic membrane to cover the rare areas.
Amniotic Membrane Transplant
Use of the lining of the baby in the womb to treat conditions of the eye.
Many operations mentioned use amniotic membrane to improve success rate. This material has many healing qualities which are suitable for conditions of the eye.