Scleral thinning after eye-whitening surgery

Takeshi Ide, Yoshiyuki Ichihashi, Ikuko Toda, Teruki Fukumoto, Kazuo Tsubota

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We report the case of a 32-year-old male patient who presented with conjunctival redness after multiple bilateral eye-whitening surgeries. Slit-lamp examination revealed scleral melting, avascular areas, and demarcation lines in both eyes. Considering the treatment history and the clinical findings of the patient, we conclude that the removal of the conjunctiva and Tenon’s layer and use of mitomycin C is not desirable for a healthy ocular surface.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)68-72
Number of pages5
JournalAsian Journal of Ophthalmology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Aug 19


  • Conjunctiva
  • Eye-whitening surgery
  • MMC
  • Mitomycin C
  • Sclera
  • Scleral melt

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology


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