Corpus ID: 41646183

Scleral grafting for necrotizing scleritis.

@article{Maza1989ScleralGF,
  title={Scleral grafting for necrotizing scleritis.},
  author={Maite Sainz de la Maza and Joseph Tauber and Christopher S Foster},
  journal={Ophthalmology},
  year={1989},
  volume={96 3},
  pages={
          306-10
        }
}
  • Maite Sainz de la Maza, Joseph Tauber, Christopher S Foster
  • Published in Ophthalmology 1989
  • Medicine
  • Although systemic immunosuppressive chemotherapy is effective in halting progressive necrotizing scleritis, the onset of its action may be too slow to prevent profound scleral thinning and/or traumatic or spontaneous perforation. Scleral homografts may be used to maintain the integrity of the globe until immunosuppressive drugs can take effect. The authors reviewed their experience with scleral homografts in 12 patients with progressive necrotizing scleritis; eight (all with autoimmune disease… CONTINUE READING

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