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Allogeneic simple limbal epithelial transplantation: an appropriate treatment for bilateral stem cell deficiency
  1. Amanjot Kaur,
  2. Zeeshan Jamil and
  3. Smruti Rekha Priyadarshini
  1. Cornea and Anterior Segment, LV Prasad Eye Institute, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr Smruti Rekha Priyadarshini; rekha.smruti{at}


A 39-year-old man presented with both eyes limbal stem cell deficiency status post chemical injury. He was managed initially with topical medications to subside the ocular surface inflammation. Over the course of subsequent visits, the fibrovascular pannus over the cornea gradually progressed, leading to further diminution of vision in left eye more than right eye. Since, the ocular surface was wet, the patient committed for lifelong immunosuppression and his brother consented to donate healthy limbal tissue; he underwent living-related allogeneic simple limbal epithelial transplantation in the left eye.

  • ophthalmology
  • anterior chamber

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  • Contributors Case recruitment, diagnosis and treatment: ZJ and SRP. Concept and design: AK. Definition of intellectual content: SRP. Data acquisition: AK. Manuscript drafting: AK. Literature search: AK and SRP. Manuscript editing: all authors.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent for publication Obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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