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Use of fibrin glue for patients with pterygium

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Session Details

Session Title: Presented Poster Session: Cornea II

Venue: Poster Village: Pod 2

First Author: : Y.Kirilova BULGARIA

Co Author(s): :    K. Racheva   P. Vassileva           

Abstract Details

Purpose:

To compare two groups of patients with pterygium treated with: standard technique of LCAP and sutureless technique of LCAP with fibrin glue.

Setting:

University Eye Hospital “Prof. Pashev”

Methods:

Prospective interventional study of patients with pterygium treated by LCAP from the same eye. Patients were divided into two groups according to the surgical technique: a first group - with standard LCAP and a second group - with sutureless LCAP fixing the transplant by commercially available fibrin glue. Patients were followed for 2 to 24 months (Jan 2015- Jan 2017)

Results:

The first group of 11 patients were operated with standard LCAP and a second of 17 - with sutureless LCAP. Epithelialization of the cornea is comparable between the two groups, average 3 days. Patients in the first group reported more subjective complaints in the first 14 days: irritation, redness and epiphora. These complains lasted for average 5 days in patients of the second group. Objective signs of inflammation were more pronounced in patients with standard surgery: symptomatic ptosis, conjunctival chemosis, hyperemia and photophobia. There were no recurrence of pterygium and other complications during the follow-up in all patients.

Conclusions:

The sutureless LCAP with fibrin glue is comparable with the standard LCAP but patients have less subjective complaints. As a result of our study we would recommend the use of fibrin glue for LCAP. Financial Disclosure: None

Financial Disclosure:

NONE

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