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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 108  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 43-46

Inferior limbal conjunctival autografting in primary pterygium


Department of Ophthalmology, El Minia University Hospital, Faculty of Medicine, El Minia University, El Minia

Correspondence Address:
Farouk M Othman
Ophthalmology Department, El Minia University Hospital, Faculty of Medicine, El Minia University, El Minia 61111

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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/2090-0686.161385

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Objective The aim of this study was to evaluate the outcome of pterygium excision with conjunctival limbal autografting from the lower bulbar conjunctiva for the treatment of primary pterygium. Patients and methods This prospective analysis study included 60 eyes of 60 patients with primary pterygium treated by means of pterygium excision with conjunctival limbal autograft from the lower bulbar conjunctiva in El-Minia University Hospital. Patients were examined on the first day, the first week, at 2 weeks, and every month until the 12th month postoperatively. Outcomes were evaluated in terms of complications and recurrence. Results During the 12 months of follow-up, postoperative complications occurred in 18 (30%) patients. Recurrence occurred in one (1.7%) eye during the follow-up period. Conclusion In patients with primary pterygium, conjunctival limbal autografting from the lower bulbar conjunctiva is an effective technique with a low recurrence rate. It can be a suitable treatment for glaucomatous patients with pterygium to leave the upper bulbar conjunctiva untouched.


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