University of Iowa Health Care

Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

Gundersen Conjunctival Flap

Contributors: Jesse M. Vislisel, MD and Mark A. Greiner, MD

September 24, 2015

The Gundersen conjunctival flap procedure involves the transposition of a thin flap of conjunctiva to cover the cornea for the relief of painful ocular surface disorders or to provide metabolic support for corneal healing. This surgical video demonstrates the basic steps of the Gundersen flap procedure in a patient with painful, bullous keratopathy and poor candidacy for keratoplasty.

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last updated: 09/24/2015
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