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.
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