CONJUNCTIVAL AUTO GRAFT TRANSPLANTATION FOR MANAGEMENT OF PTERYGIUM
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Purpose: To evaluate the postoperative outcome and complication rate of free conjunctival autograft for the treatment of advanced and recurrent pterygia. Methods: In a prospective, consecutive, noncomparative study, a series of eleven eyes of eleven patients who suffered from primary nasal plerygiurn (6 eyes) or recurrent nasal pterygiurn (5 eyes) were included in this study. The patients' ages ranged from 28.0 to 47.0 years (mean, 35.9 years). All patients underwent pterygium excision combined with free conjunctival autograft. The mean follow-up period was 10.27 months (range 9 to 12 months). The main outcome measures were recurrence of pterygium arid postoperative complications.