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First Author: T.Tantayakom THAILAND
Co Author(s): C. Yamsin R. Choontanom
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To report the outcome of pterygium surgery compare between military personnel and non-military personnel in Phramongkutklao hospital, Bangkok Thailand
Retrospective analysis of medical records of 811 patients (892eyes) with both primary and secondary pterygium operated between 1 January 2007 and 31 December 2011. Patients who had the follow up duration less than 1 month or incomplete data in medical records were excluded from the study. The demographic data (including age, sex and occupation), details of pterygium (primary or secondary, site, laterality), surgical technique, duration of follow up, recurrence of pterygium, surgeon and complications were recorded. Statistical analysis method used to analyze the recurrent rate was chi-square test and the recurrence period was Mann-Whitney U test. Risk factors for recurrence were analyzed by multivariate analysis method.
832 eyes were included for analysis, 176 eyes were military personnel (21.2%) and 656 were non-military personnel (78.8%). Primary pterygium and secondary pterygium were 747 eyes (89.9%) and 85 eyes (10.2%) respectively. Recurrence in Military personnel group were 15 eyes (8.5%) and 47 eyes (7.2 %) in non-military personnel group (p value=0.542). Median time of recurrence were 3(1-6) months in military personnel group and 4(1-24) months in non-military personnel group (p value=0.220).
There are not statistically significant in the recurrent rate and recurrence period after pterygium excision in military and non-military personnel group.