Icthyosis- Dry skin
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When cicatricial ectropion develops in patients with lamellar ichthyosis despite room humidification and vigorous skin lubrication, the danger of corneal breakdown and perforation is noted. Full-thickness skin grafts from the forearm, postauricular, and groin areas may be used to successfully repair the abnormalities. In addition,a human skin equivalent, may facilitate the repair of cicatricial ectropion in severe cases when autologous donor graft tissue is not available. A concomitant medial and/or lateral lid tarsorrhaphy is recommended in severe cases. The incidence of ectropion recurrence may be decreased if surgery can be postponed until suitable nonscaly patches of skin can be clearly identified to serve as graft donor sites.
For a persistent corneal epithelial defect, an amniotic membrane transplantation may be necessary to promote epithelial wound healing.
For diffuse limbal stem cell deficiency, keratolimbal allografting with chronic systemic immunosuppression may be necessary, although the success rate has been poor.
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