Indian Journal of Ophthalmology

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Year
: 2003  |  Volume : 51  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 187--188

Effect of pterygium excision on pterygium induced astigmatism.


S Maheshwari 
 sejalm@netralaya.org

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S Maheshwari
sejalm@netralaya.org

Pterygium is known to affect refractive astigmatism, which can have a significant impact on vision. This study was undertaken to evaluate the effect of pterygium excision on refractive astigmatism. Thirty-six eyes with primary pterygium with astigmatism of 2D or more were analysed before and after pterygium excision. Astigmatism increased with the increase in the grade of pterygium (P = 0.000001). The preoperative refractive cylinder decreased from 4.602D to 2.202.04D (P = 0.00001) after pterygium excision.


How to cite this article:
Maheshwari S. Effect of pterygium excision on pterygium induced astigmatism. Indian J Ophthalmol 2003;51:187-188


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Maheshwari S. Effect of pterygium excision on pterygium induced astigmatism. Indian J Ophthalmol [serial online] 2003 [cited 2020 Jan 28 ];51:187-188
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