Indian Journal of Ophthalmology

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2000  |  Volume : 48  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 21--4

Inferior limbal-conjunctival autograft transplantation for recurrent pterygium


AK Wong, SK Rao, AT Leung, AS Poon, DS Lam 
 Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Hong Kong

Correspondence Address:
A K Wong
Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Hong Kong

Purpose: To study the safety and efficacy of inferior limbal-conjunctival autograft (LCAT) transplantation in the surgical management of recurrent pterygium. Methods: Prospective non-comparative case series. Inferior limbal-conjunctival autografting was performed on 11 patients (11 eyes) with recurrent pterygium. Pterygium recurrence was considered a surgical failure. Results: Recurrence of pterygium was noted in two (18.2%) eyes, after a mean follow up of 16.2 0-9 months (range: 10 - 19 months). Neither recurrence required further surgical treatment. Nonprogressive pseudopterygium formation was noted at the donor site in five (45.5%) eyes. Conclusion: Inferior LCAT appears to be a safe and effective option in the management of recurrent pterygium. In patients with suspected or proven glaucoma, this may be the procedure of choice, if mitomycin C is contraindicated.


How to cite this article:
Wong A K, Rao S K, Leung A T, Poon A S, Lam D S. Inferior limbal-conjunctival autograft transplantation for recurrent pterygium.Indian J Ophthalmol 2000;48:21-4


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Wong A K, Rao S K, Leung A T, Poon A S, Lam D S. Inferior limbal-conjunctival autograft transplantation for recurrent pterygium. Indian J Ophthalmol [serial online] 2000 [cited 2022 Aug 18 ];48:21-4
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