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Use of fibrin glue for patients with pterygium

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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


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


University Eye Hospital “Prof. Pashev”


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)


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.


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

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