The Ophthalmology Unit,  Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS), Kuching, Sarawak.

The Ophthalmology Department, Sarawak General Hospital, Kuching, Sarawak, East Malaysia.

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Pericardium graft

Photo by Dr. Ngo Chek Tung and Professor Chua Chung Nen

This man who sustained a right perforating trauma came to the Eye Department 4 days later because of pain. The vision was hand movement. The cornea was perforated at the 1 O'clock area and there was hypopyon. The patient was started on intensive antibiotic of cefuroxime and gentamicin hourly after the area around the perforation was taken for culuture and sensitivity. The perforated area was covered with pericardium obtained from Universiti Sains Malaysia for RM40.00.

 

Right perforating corneal injury with hypopyon.

 

The cornea perforation was covered with a round patch of human pericardium.

 

Another view of the pericardium patch.

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