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J Med Assoc Thai. 2013 Jan;96(1):64-8.

A survey of pterygium surgery in Thailand 2010.

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Department of Ophthalmology, Faculty of Medicine, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai, Thailand. wchaidar@mail.med.cmu.ac.th

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To survey and investigate the pterygium surgery among Thai ophthalmologists in 2010.

MATERIAL AND METHOD:

Questionnaires were distributed to 930 ophthalmologists who were the member of the Ophthalmological Society and Royal Colleges of Ophthalmologists of Thailand. Data received from 414 respondents were assessed and analyzed

RESULTS:

The majority of respondents were male (53.1%) while 46.9 % were female. Visual disturbance (57.6%) was the most common indication for surgery. Most of the respondents (41.1%) preferred pterygium excision combined with conjunctival autograft transplantation. Bare scleral technique was the second most common preferential procedure. Recurrence was the main postoperative complication.

CONCLUSION:

Although there was a great variation pterygium surgical pattern, excision with conjunctival autograft transplantation was the major preferential practice. Recurrent pterygium was the most common complication.

PMID:
23720980
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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