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November 1977

Surgical Management of Necrotizing ScleritisScleral Reinforcement With Autogenous Periosteum

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Ophthalmology, College of Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1977;95(11):2038-2040. doi:10.1001/archopht.1977.04450110132017

• We successfully used autogenous periosteum to reinforce the weakened sclera of two patients with necrotizing scleritis. One of these patients previously had an onlay scleral graft made from homologous banked sclera, which had subsequently melted. Autogenous periosteum is suggested as an alternative to banked sclera for scleral reinforcement.

(Arch Ophthalmol 95:2038-2040, 1977)