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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

Abstract

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.

RESULTS

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.

CONCLUSION

Simple excision and low-dose mitomycin C followed by limbal conjunctival autograft is a safe and effective way of treating recurrent pterygium.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Faculty of Medicine, Alexandria University Hospitals, Egypt.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Clinical Trial
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

12757091

Citation

Nabawi, Khaled S., et al. "Evaluation of Limbal Conjunctival Autograft and Low-dose Mitomycin C in the Treatment of Recurrent Pterygium." Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers & Imaging : the Official Journal of the International Society for Imaging in the Eye, vol. 34, no. 3, 2003, pp. 193-6.
Nabawi KS, Ghonim MA, Ali MH. Evaluation of limbal conjunctival autograft and low-dose mitomycin C in the treatment of recurrent pterygium. Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging. 2003;34(3):193-6.
Nabawi, K. S., Ghonim, M. A., & Ali, M. H. (2003). Evaluation of limbal conjunctival autograft and low-dose mitomycin C in the treatment of recurrent pterygium. Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers & Imaging : the Official Journal of the International Society for Imaging in the Eye, 34(3), 193-6.
Nabawi KS, Ghonim MA, Ali MH. 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. PubMed PMID: 12757091.
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