FEB 15, 2011
Stevens Johnson Syndrome (SJS) has several severe cicatrizing ocular surface sequelae that cause functional problems or result in severe discomfort. Keratinization of the tarsal conjunctiva is one such sequelae. The autologous oral mucus membrane graft (MMG) provides dramatic symptomatic relief in patients with keratinization of tarsal conjunctiva. It is also a primary procedure in preparing the ocular surface for subsequent interventions such as limbal stem cell transplantation. The specific indications for surgery, the advantages of using oral mucosa, the novel technique of performing mucus membrane graft without sutures, the difficulties encountered and the associated complications shall be demonstrated in the video film.