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Ophthalmology. 2008 Oct;115(10):1663-72. doi: 10.1016/j.ophtha.2008.03.012. Epub 2008 Jun 16.

Prospective study of primary pterygium surgery using pterygium extended removal followed by extended conjunctival transplantation.

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University of Queensland and Queensland Eye Institute, South Brisbane, Australia. awrie.hirst@qei.org.au

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To assess the rate of recurrence and complications after primary pterygium removal with the P.E.R.F.E.C.T. for PTERYGIUM (pterygium extended removal followed by extended conjunctival transplantation) technique.

DESIGN:

A case series study of the P.E.R.F.E.C.T. for PTERYGIUM technique was conducted by 1 surgeon with a 1-year follow-up to assess the recurrence and complication rate.

PARTICIPANTS:

Two hundred fifty consecutive primary pterygium removals.

INTERVENTION:

A major modification of conjunctival autograft surgery was used to treat primary pterygia.

MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES:

The recurrence rate and complications after excision of primary pterygia using the P.E.R.F.E.C.T. for PTERYGIUM technique.

RESULTS:

One patient had a vascularized delle listed as a recurrence from among 250 consecutive patients (0.4%). The mean study follow-up period was 462+/-172 days. No patient lost best-corrected vision.

CONCLUSIONS:

The P.E.R.F.E.C.T. for PTERYGIUM technique results in a near 0% recurrence rate with minimal complications and a good cosmetic appearance.

PMID:
18555531
DOI:
10.1016/j.ophtha.2008.03.012
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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