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A good cosmetic solution for recurrent pterigium: autologous limbal-conjuctival autografting

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First Author: M.Gil Martinez SPAIN

Co Author(s):    R. Touriã‘O-Peralba   L. Martinez-Perez   M. Treus-Suarez   M. Santos-Ramos   M. Rodriguez-Ares  

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To evaluate cosmetic results of autologous limbal conjuctival autografting using fibrin glue adhesive in recurrent pterygium.


Complejo Hospitalario Universitario Santiago de Compostela


Retrospective case series study of 20 patients who underwent limbal-conjuctival autografting using fibrin tissue glue in recurrent pterygium. We analysed cosmetic result, inflammation prior surgery, number of recurrences previous surgery, follow-up period, use of immunosuppression and complications after surgery.


We analysed 20 patients (10 males and 10 females) diagnosed of recurrent pterygium. The mean age was 58,36± 12,87.All patients present mean of 2 recurrences prior surgery. All patient underwent limbal-conjunctival autografting using local immunosuppression, we pre-treated them prior the surgery, in 20% of patient we used 0.02 % Mitomicin C. The mean follow up period was 44 ± 27,79 months and during this period the recurrence rate was 10%.Only one patient present a conjunctival cyst after surgery which was successfully removed in a second surgery. Only one patient present dehiscence related with the use of fibrin tissue glue.


Limbal conjuctival autografting is a good cosmetic solution in patients with recurrent pterygium appears to be safe and effective method to reduce recurrence rate.

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