Evaluation of limbal conjunctival autograft and low-dose mitomycin C in the treatment of recurrent pterygium.Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging. 2003 May-Jun; 34(3):193-6.OS
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE
To assess the effectiveness of limbal conjunctival autograft and low-dose mitomycin C in the treatment of recurrent pterygium.
PATIENTS AND METHODS
Thirty-four eyes with recurrent pterygium underwent surgical excision followed by the intraoperative application of low-dose (0.05%) mitomycin C and the use of limbal conjunctival autograft. All patients were observed for at least 18 months for any complications, including recurrences.
Neither recurrences nor serious complications were recorded. Visual acuity improved significantly (P < .05) in eyes with pterygium extending 3 mm or more beyond the limbus.
Simple excision and low-dose mitomycin C followed by limbal conjunctival autograft is a safe and effective way of treating recurrent pterygium.