Combined Conjunctival Autograft and Overlay Amniotic Membrane Transplantation; A Novel Surgical Treatment for Pterygium

Siamak Zarei Ghanavati, Mohamed Abou Shousha, Carolina Betancurt, Victor L. Perez

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Abstract

The authors report the long-term results of combined conjunctival autograft and overlay amniotic membrane transplantation (AMT) for treatment of pterygium as a new surgical technique. Nineteen patients including 12 male and 7 female subjects with pterygium (primary, 14 cases; recurrent, 5 cases) underwent combined conjunctival autograft and overlay AMT and were followed from 10 to 26 months. Mean age was 44.21±12.49 (range, 29.0-73.0) years. In one patient with grade T3 primary pterygium, the lesion recurred (5.2%, recurrence rate). No intra-and postoperative complication developed. This procedure seems a safe and effective surgical technique for pterygium treatment. Protection of the ocular surface during the early postoperative period reduces the friction-induced inflammation and might be helpful to prevent the recurrence.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)399-403
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Ophthalmic and Vision Research
Volume9
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2014

Keywords

  • Amniotic Membrane Transplantation
  • Conjunctival Autograft
  • Primary Pterygium
  • Recurrent Pterygium

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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