Pterygium recurrence is frequent after surgery both as a true pterygium and as a pterygoid scar with a percentage from 5 to 30% up to 70% following different authors. Frequency of recurrence depends on morphological pterygium feature, on climatical and environmental conditions, on age, sex, race and surgical approach. Numerous procedures in pterygium surgery are suggested. Particularly, during the past 10 years, the surgical technique of conjunctival autograft transplantation has been developed. We investigated recurrence percentage after primary pterygium excision with conjunctival autograft transplantation. To this end we reviewed the surgical casuistry of our Institute during the last three years. Excision with conjunctival autograft transplantation has revealed an effective technique to prevent postoperative recurrence.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Annali di Ottalmologia e Clinica Oculistica|
|Publication status||Published - 1994|
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