Delta Journal of Ophthalmology

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2015  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 45--49

One-year results of the triple procedure for primary pterygia


Hisham A Saad1, Ahmed M Ghoneim2, Waleed A Allam2 
1 Ophthalmology Department, Faculty of Medicine, Tanta University; Ophthalmology Department, Magrabi Eye Hospital, Tanta, Egypt
2 Ophthalmology Department, Faculty of Medicine, Tanta University, Tanta, Egypt

Correspondence Address:
Waleed A Allam
Ophthalmology Department, Tanta University Eye Hospital, Tanta 31111
Egypt

Purpose The aim of this work was to study the effectiveness and potential complications of adjunctive intraoperative mitomycin-C (MMC) application combined with limbal-conjunctival autografting after primary pterygium excision. Patients and methods Fifty-seven eyes of 43 patients with primary pterygia were randomized to receive pterygium excision, followed by either a free conjunctival autograft (control group, n = 27) or an adjunctive intraoperative MMC 0.02% application for 2 min and limbal-conjunctival autograft (triple procedure group, n = 30). All patients were followed for 12 months. Results After 1 year, the recurrence rate was 14.81 and 0% in the control and the triple procedure groups, respectively (P < 0.05). Most complications were transient and mild. The duration of surgery was significantly shorter in the control group (P < 0.01). The surgery did not significantly alter the corrected distance visual acuity or the average absolute astigmatism in either group. Conclusion Simple excision of pterygium combined with adjunctive intraoperative MMC 0.02% application for 2 min and limbal-conjunctival autografting is a safe and effective way of treating primary pterygia.


How to cite this article:
Saad HA, Ghoneim AM, Allam WA. One-year results of the triple procedure for primary pterygia.Delta J Ophthalmol 2015;16:45-49


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Saad HA, Ghoneim AM, Allam WA. One-year results of the triple procedure for primary pterygia. Delta J Ophthalmol [serial online] 2015 [cited 2021 Dec 9 ];16:45-49
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