Prospective study of pterygium extended removal followed by extended conjunctival transplant to evaluate efficacy and safety

Hirst, L. (2007). Prospective study of pterygium extended removal followed by extended conjunctival transplant to evaluate efficacy and safety. In: 2007 Annual Meeting Program. American Academy of Ophthalmology Annual Meeting 2007, New Orleans, LA, United States, (ERA -unavailable-ERA -unavailable). 10-13 November 2007.

Author Hirst, L.
Title of paper Prospective study of pterygium extended removal followed by extended conjunctival transplant to evaluate efficacy and safety
Conference name American Academy of Ophthalmology Annual Meeting 2007
Conference location New Orleans, LA, United States
Conference dates 10-13 November 2007
Proceedings title 2007 Annual Meeting Program
Place of Publication San Francisco, CA , United States
Publisher American Academy of Ophthalmology
Publication Year 2007
Sub-type Fully published paper
Start page ERA -unavailable
End page ERA -unavailable
Total pages ERA -unavailable
Collection year 2008
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary
Purpose:
To prospectively study the recurrence rate and complications of pterygium extended removal followed by extended conjunctival transplant (PERFECT for Pterygium™) in primary pterygium surgery.

Methods:
This surgery, which is a major modification of the traditional conjunctival autograft, was used by one surgeon in all primary pterygium removals from August 2001 to May 2006.

Results:
250 consecutive pterygium removals with a minimum follow-up of one year in all but three patients resulted in one recurrence, with no patient losing BCVA.

Conclusion:
This is the largest reported prospective series of primary pterygium removal by a single surgeon with one year follow-up. The recurrence rate of 1 in 250 is also the lowest rate reported for such a prospective series of primary pterygium removals.
Subjects 06 Biological Sciences
E Expanding Knowledge
E1
111301 Ophthalmology
Keyword Conjunctival Transplantation
Q-Index Code E1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status Unknown

 
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