Prospective study of primary pterygium surgery using pterygium extended removal followed by extended conjunctival transplantation

Hirst, L. (2008) Prospective study of primary pterygium surgery using pterygium extended removal followed by extended conjunctival transplantation. Ophthalmology, 115 10: 1663-1672. doi:10.1016/j.ophtha.2008.03.012


Author Hirst, L.
Title Prospective study of primary pterygium surgery using pterygium extended removal followed by extended conjunctival transplantation
Journal name Ophthalmology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0161-6420/08
Publication date 2008-10-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.ophtha.2008.03.012
Open Access Status
Volume 115
Issue 10
Start page 1663
End page 1672
Total pages 10
Editor A. P. Schachat
Place of publication New York
Publisher Elsevier
Language eng
Subject 970111 Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences
111301 Ophthalmology
Abstract Objective To assess the rate of recurrence and complications after primary pterygium removal with the P.E.R.F.E.C.T. for PTERYGIUM (pterygium extended removal followed by extended conjunctival transplantation) technique. Design A case series study of the P.E.R.F.E.C.T. for PTERYGIUM technique was conducted by 1 surgeon with a 1-year follow-up to assess the recurrence and complication rate. Participants Two hundred fifty consecutive primary pterygium removals. Intervention A major modification of conjunctival autograft surgery was used to treat primary pterygia. Main Outcome Measures The recurrence rate and complications after excision of primary pterygia using the P.E.R.F.E.C.T. for PTERYGIUM technique. Results One patient had a vascularized delle listed as a recurrence from among 250 consecutive patients (0.4%). The mean study follow-up period was 462±172 days. No patient lost best-corrected vision. Conclusions The P.E.R.F.E.C.T. for PTERYGIUM technique results in a near 0% recurrence rate with minimal complications and a good cosmetic appearance.
Keyword Conjunctival Transplantation
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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