Pterygium removal using a polyethylene glycol hydrogel adherent ocular bandage

Hirst, Lawrence W. (2013) Pterygium removal using a polyethylene glycol hydrogel adherent ocular bandage. Cornea, 32 6: 803-805. doi:10.1097/ICO.0b013e3182847a6a

Author Hirst, Lawrence W.
Title Pterygium removal using a polyethylene glycol hydrogel adherent ocular bandage
Journal name Cornea   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0277-3740
Publication date 2013-06
Year available 2013
Sub-type Other
DOI 10.1097/ICO.0b013e3182847a6a
Open Access Status
Volume 32
Issue 6
Start page 803
End page 805
Total pages 3
Place of publication Philadelphia, PA, United States
Publisher Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Collection year 2014
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Purpose: To describe the result of using a polyethylene glycol hydrogel contact lens (ReSure; Ocular Therapeutix, Inc, Bedford, MA) as a protective bandage over denuded areas of Tenons after pterygium removal.
Methods: Five sequential patients underwent pterygium removal with a conjunctival autograft and painting of bare Tenons in the area of the graft retrieval with a biodegradable polymer, and these patients were followed for 1 year for immediate postoperative pain, epithelial healing, and long-term conjunctival scarring.
Results: All patients showed prolonged persistence of the polymer for up to 8 to 10 weeks with resultant increased conjunctival inflammation and scarring with no evidence of decreased postoperative pain.
Conclusions: This hydrogel polymer seems to cause prolonged inflammation and resultant scarring when used over extended areas of Tenons, and it has no role in reducing pain after pterygium surgery.
Keyword Ethylene glycol hydrogel
Biodegradable polymer
Pterygium removal
Conjunctival autograft
Q-Index Code CX
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Case report.

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