Pedicle omentopexy for restoring vision in retinal ischaemic blindness

Agarwal, V.K. and Hardia, P.S. (2005) Pedicle omentopexy for restoring vision in retinal ischaemic blindness. Journal of the American College of Surgeons, 201 (3). 486. ISSN 1072-7515

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The blood vessels of the retina being end arteries are uniquely susceptible to diseases like retinitis pigmentosa, and macular degeneration. In spite of available treatment and research these patients constantly lose vision as world has no treatment. We utilized angiogenic property of omentum , based on our long term clinical experience of revascularising limbs and experimental evidence of vascular connections developing between the omentum and intraocular vascular channels. Pedicle omental transplant in eyes done This procedure resulted in retinal revascularisation. Average improvement in cases having vision 6/18 and more ,was 6/9 to 6/6,and field of vision from 10 to 12 degrees in 12 weeks Agarwal technique of pedicle omental transplant to the eye, mechanism of action and results are discussed.

EPrint Type:Article
Additional Information:A new Approach for Restoring Vision in Retinitis Pigmentosa, Macular degeration (Pedical Omental Transplantation) A Breakthrough in Medical Science.
Uncontrolled Keywords:Blindness, Retinitis Pigmentosa, Macular Degeneration, Optic Atrophy, Omentopexy,
Subjects:Eye Diseases > Eye Diseases, Hereditary > Retinitis Pigmentosa
Surgical Procedures, Operative > Cardiovascular Surgical Procedures
Eye Diseases > Retinal Diseases > Retinitis
Surgical Procedures, Operative > Ophthalmologic Surgical Procedures
Eye Diseases > Retinal Diseases > Retinal Degeneration
Eye Diseases > Vision Disorders > Blindness
ID Code:1439
Deposited By:Dr. Virendra Kumar Agarwal
Deposited On:23 March 2006

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