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Strabismus. 2008 Jul-Sep;16(3):116-8. doi: 10.1080/09273970802405493.

Mitomycin and amniotic membrane: a new method of reducing adhesions and fibrosis in strabismus surgery.

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  • 1Ophthalmology Department, West Suffolk Hospital, Edmunds, Suffolk, UK. james.kersey@rbch.nhs.uk


The effectiveness of complex strabismus surgery is often limited by the development of fibrosis postoperatively. The use of mitomycin C to reduce fibrosis in strabismus surgery has been reported, but the use of amniotic membrane has not. We describe a technique which uses both mitomycin C and amniotic membrane patches to reduce fibrosis. We describe this technique for two patients with complex strabismus who were treated with this technique.

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