Combined interface tattooing and fibrin glue-assisted sutureless corneal resurfacing with donor lenticule obtained from small-incision lenticule extraction for limbal dermoid.
J Cataract Refract Surg 2017 Nov;43(11):1371-1375
From Dr. Agarwal's Eye Hospital and Eye Research Centre (Jacob, Narasimhan, Amar Agarwal, Athiya Agarwal, A.I.) and Dr. Agarwal's Refractive and Cornea Foundation (Jacob, A.I.), Chennai, India.
We describe a technique of small-incision lenticule extraction (SMILE)-assisted sutureless corneal resurfacing with interface tattooing for superficial limbal dermoids. After excision at a plane minimally below surrounding normal cornea and sclera, a corneal tattoo powder is carefully applied within an inked circular outline of the intended corneal margin. Circularity and cosmesis are assessed in natural light with the microscope light off. Read More