Recurrent pterygium surgery using pterygium extended removal followed by extended conjunctival transplant: recurrence rate and cosmesis

Hirst, Lawrence W. (2009) Recurrent pterygium surgery using pterygium extended removal followed by extended conjunctival transplant: recurrence rate and cosmesis. Ophthalmology, 116 7: 1278-1286. doi:10.1016/j.ophtha.2009.01.044


Author Hirst, Lawrence W.
Title Recurrent pterygium surgery using pterygium extended removal followed by extended conjunctival transplant: recurrence rate and cosmesis
Journal name Ophthalmology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0161-6420
1549-4713
Publication date 2009-07-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.ophtha.2009.01.044
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 116
Issue 7
Start page 1278
End page 1286
Total pages 9
Place of publication Philadelphia, PA, United States
Publisher Elsevier
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Objective: To assess the rate of recurrence, complications, and cosmesis after recurrent pterygium removal with P.E.R.F.E.C.T. for PTERYGIUM (Pterygium Extended Removal Followed by Extended Conjunctival Transplant).
Design: A case series study of P.E.R.F.E.C.T. for PTERYGIUM was conducted by 1 surgeon with a 1-year follow-up to assess the recurrence, complication rate, and cosmesis.
Participants: A total of 111 consecutive patients with recurrent pterygium removals.
Intervention: A major modification of conjunctival autograft surgery was used to treat recurrent pterygia. Main Outcome Measures: The recurrence rate, complications, and cosmesis after excision of recurrent pterygia using P.E.R.F.E.C.T. for PTERYGIUM.
Results: There were no patients with recurrence in 111 consecutive patients, and all but 2 patients were followed for at least 1 year. One patient developed an exotropia that required no treatment, and 1 patient lost 4 lines of vision as a result of a corneal ulcer.
Conclusions: In this series, P.E.R.F.E.C.T. for PTERYGIUM resulted in a zero recurrence rate (2 patients lost to follow-up) with few complications and a good cosmetic appearance. Financial Disclosure(s): Proprietary or commercial disclosure may be found after the references.
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