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First Author: H.Saad EGYPT
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To assess the effectiveness of intraoperative mitomycin C (MMC), limbal conjunctival autograft and bandage contact lens (BCL) after excision of pterygium.
This was a prospective noncomparative interventional case series study enrolling 30 eyes of 30 patients with primary pterygium between March 1, 2011 and February 28, 2012.
30 eyes in 30 patients with primary pterygia underwent surgical excision followed by intraoperative application of 0.02% MMC for 2 minutes, limbal conjunctival autografting harvested from the upper temporal conjunctiva and application of BCL for 5 days. All patients were observed for at least 12 months.
Neither recurrences nor serious complications were recorded. Visual acuity improved significantly (P < .05) in eyes with pterygia extending ?3 mm beyond the limbus.
Simple excision combined with intraoperative MMC, limbal conjunctival autograft and BCL application is a safe and effective way of treating pterygium.