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Free conjunctival autograft harvested from the fornix for repair of leaking blebs
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  1. DAISUKE MIYAZAWA,
  2. TAKEHISA KONDO
  1. Department of Ophthalmology, Kobe City General Hospital, 4-6 Minatojima-nakamachi, Kobe 650-0046, Japan
  1. Daisuke Miyazawa, MD, Department of Ophthalmology, Kobe City General Hospital, 4-6 Minatojima-nakamachi, Kobe 650-0046, Japan

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Editor,—In a previously reported technique of free conjunctival autograft for the repair of leaking blebs,1 2 the distance from the limbus to the harvesting site was not specified. In these reports, the paralimbal conjunctiva could have been excised, which makes future filtration surgery difficult at that site. We believe that even in the contralateral eye or the inferior quadrant of the same eye, paralimbal conjunctiva are sites for potential future filtration surgery in most cases. Buxtonet al stated that grafts should not be taken from the fornix because this can induce foreshortening and lid malposition if both palpebral and bulbar conjunctiva are excised.2 We …

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