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Pterygium surgery: 3-step technique to cosmetic outcomes

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First Author: A.Gulani USA

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Abstract Details

Purpose:

Purpose: 'No-Stitch' Amniotic surgery can be used to correct blinding pterygiums and corneal scars raising the bar to cosmetic outcomes next day after surgery.

Setting:

Gulani Vision Institute

Methods:

Methods: 300 eyes of patients with pterygium underwent “Iceberg”concept of pterygium surgery to remove the entire lesion followed by Amniotic graft placement with Tisseel glue.

Results:

Results: This technique has resulted in very satisfied patients with ecstatic reactions to their sparkling white eyes as well as early recovery of vision and return to their occupations.The recurrence rate has come down from national average of 39% to 0.003%.

Conclusions:

Conclusion: Advanced sutureless pterygium surgery using Human placenta can result in pleasing aesthetics, early recovery and gratified patients in raising the bar on ocular surface surgery to cosmetic outcomes. This also lends itself to vision corrective surgery as the next stage in enhancing the recovered vision.

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