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The triple procedure in pterygium surgery

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First Author: H.Saad EGYPT

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Purpose:

To assess the effectiveness of intraoperative mitomycin C (MMC), limbal conjunctival autograft and bandage contact lens (BCL) after excision of pterygium.

Setting:

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.

Methods:

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.

Results:

Neither recurrences nor serious complications were recorded. Visual acuity improved significantly (P < .05) in eyes with pterygia extending ?3 mm beyond the limbus.

Conclusions:

Simple excision combined with intraoperative MMC, limbal conjunctival autograft and BCL application is a safe and effective way of treating pterygium.

Financial Disclosure:

NONE

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