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First Author: O.Arslan TURKEY
Co Author(s): C. Arici S. Mangan E. Cicik M. Unal B. Balta
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To report the results of patch graft after corneoscleral melting following pterygium excision and intraoperative mitomycin C.
Istanbul University Cerrahpasa School of Medicine Department of Ophthalmology.
Three eyes of 3 patients who underwent patch graft surgery for corneoscleral melting following pterygium excision and intraoperative mitomycin C were evaluated in this retrospective interventional case series study. The main outcome measures were postoperative complications, postoperative graft clarity, preoperative and postoperative best spectacle-corrected visual acuity (BSCVA).
The average age was 50,67ḟ9,02 years (range 42 60 years). The mean follow-up was 9,67ḟ1,53 months, ranging from 8 to 11 months. All eyes had improved postoperative corrected distance visual acuity. Posoperative BSCVA was 0,4 or better in all eyes. All eyes had improved postoperative corrected distance visual acuity. Graft rejection was not observed during the follow up period.
Corneascleral patch graft procedure is a safe and effective method in the treatment of patients with severe corneascleral melting for tectonic and refractive success.