The treatment of pterygium

Hirst, Lawrence W. (2003) The treatment of pterygium. Survey of Ophthalmology, 48 2: 145-180. doi:10.1016/S0039-6257(02)00463-0

Author Hirst, Lawrence W.
Title The treatment of pterygium
Journal name Survey of Ophthalmology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0039-6257
Publication date 2003-01-01
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1016/S0039-6257(02)00463-0
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 48
Issue 2
Start page 145
End page 180
Total pages 36
Editor Bernard Schwartz
Place of publication USA
Publisher Elsevier Inc
Language eng
Subject C1
321016 Opthalmology and Vision Science
730111 Hearing, vision, speech and their disorders
Abstract The treatment of pterygium is still quite controversial, with various treatments being advocated in the scientific literature. Unfortunately, there are very few well-conducted controlled clinical trials of treatments. However, years of anecdotal and noncontrolled studies have confirmed that some methods, such as bare scleral closure, are no longer acceptable in the treatment of pterygium and that other methods are likely to be more useful. In the future it will be important to develop a grading system, and surgeons will need to be conservative in the treatment of pterygium until such time as a single treatment provides a lower recurrence rate and complication rate.
Keyword Ophthalmology
Amniotic Membrane
Bare Sclera Closure
Conjunctival Autograft Mitomycin
Pterygium Surgery
Simple Conjunctival Closure
Sliding Conjunctival Flap
Topical Mitomycin-c
Conjunctival Autograft Transplantation
Postoperative Beta-radiation
Single Intraoperative Application
Recurrent Pterygium
Randomized Trial
Eye Drops
Prevent Recurrence
Q-Index Code C1

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
Collections: Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) - Collection
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