To describe a case of cryptophthalmos in which an amniotic membrane graft was used in reconstruction of the upper eyelid and fornix.
The surgical history of a patient with partial cryptophthalmos is presented.
Successful creation of a superior fornix in a case of partial cryptophthalmos was achieved only after an amniotic membrane graft was used.
Amniotic membrane is a useful resource for fornix reconstruction in cryptophthalmos.
*Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Service, Department of Ophthalmology, University of California, San Francisco, California, U.S.A.; and †Schell Eye Hospital, Department of Ophthalmology, Christian Medical College and Hospital, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India.
Accepted March 8, 2002.
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This work was supported in part by grants from Research to Prevent Blindness and That Man May See, Inc.