Marcelo Carvalho da Cunha

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PURPOSE To evaluate the surgical outcome of preserved amniotic membrane transplantation (AMT) for ocular surface reconstruction in chemical burn with limbal stem cell deficiency. DESIGN Prospective, noncomparative, interventional case series. PARTICIPANTS Twenty eyes of 20 consecutive patients with limbal stem cell deficiency secondary to ocular(More)
Impression cytology (IC) has been widely used as a method for evaluating the ocular surface and superficial cells layers in the diagnosis and follow-up after treatment of several ocular surface tumors of both epithelial and melanocytic origin. Information regarding this can be found in the English-language literature since 1992. Using either cellulose(More)
OBJECTIVE To report the use of preserved amniotic membrane and living related corneal limbal/conjunctival transplantation in total limbal stem cell and conjunctival deficiency secondary to severe Stevens-Johnson syndrome. DESIGN Prospective, noncomparative, interventional case series. PATIENTS AND METHODS Ten eyes of 10 patients with total limbal stem(More)
Here we describe the case of a 65-year-old Caucasian female who presented with an amelanotic malignant conjunctival melanoma and highlight the clinical and pathological features of this rare entity that displayed exclusive corneal invasive growth without evidence of conjunctival tumors other than primary acquired melanosis. Impression cytology aided in the(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the epidemiology, possible etiologic factors, complications and treatment of a group of patients with ocular complications secondary to Stevens-Johnson syndrome. METHODS Twenty-two consecutive patients with Stevens-Johnson syndrome were studied. The patients were examined according to the following protocol: identification, previous(More)
PURPOSE This study was designed to evaluate the use of human amniotic membrane for ocular surface reconstruction after conjunctival squamous cell carcinoma resection. METHODS Amniotic membrane was obtained at the time of cesarean section and was preserved at -80 masculineC in glycerol and cornea culture media at a ratio of 1:1. The inclusion criteria were(More)
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