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Sliding conjunctival flap: a simple management for primary pterygium

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First Author: T.Al-Khatib YEMEN

Co Author(s):    A. Thabit   T. Haider           

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to evaluate the sliding conjunctival flap as a simple management for pterygium.


Thwarah Hospital Sana'a - Yemnen


The study includes 60 eyes of 45 patients with pterygium, 25 were male and 20 females with the mean age of the patients was (39.31) year's range 20 - 60 years. Simple excision under local anesthesia was performed using an operating microscope with sliding conjunctival flap to cover the bare sclera


The recurrence rate was 4 cases ( 6.7%) after one year follow up. The most common complication was flap retraction and persistent hyperaemia.


Sliding conjunctival flap is safe and easy procedure to perform for the management of pterygium as an alternative to conjunctival autograft. It has an acceptable recurrence rate. FINANCIAL INTEREST: NONE

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