Copenhagen 2016 Registration Programme Exhibitor Information Virtual Exhibition Satellite Meetings Glaucoma Day 2016 Hotel Star Alliance
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10 - 14 Sept. 2016, Bella Center, Copenhagen, Denmark

This Meeting has been awarded 27 CME credits

 

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A simple technique for fibrin glue-assisted pterygium surgery with conjunctival autograft

Poster Details

First Author: N. Kopsachilis UNITED KINGDOM

Co Author(s):    E. Hollick                    

Abstract Details

Purpose:

There are currently many surgical techniques available for the management of pterygium. Those include bare sclera resection and pterygium excision with conjunctival autografting or amniotic membrane transplantation. We present a simple technique to enable attachment of the autograft with the use of fibrin glue

Setting:

King's College Hospital london

Methods:

Retrospective study of 89 consecutive pterygium operations. In our proposed technique we glue the part of the autograft nearest to the limbus first, by folding back a small part of the graft at the limbus and applying the sealant protein onto the bare sclera at the limbus and the setting solution onto the folded autograft. Once the limbal part of the autograft is attached it is easy to position and attach the rest of the graft.

Results:

There were no intraoperative or postoperative complications.

Conclusions:

We feel that our technique avoids excessive use of fibrin glue as it is more controllable and also leads to a better aesthetic result as the graft is already preplaced on the conjunctival defect and the folding action leads to better apposition

Financial Disclosure:

NONE

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