Pterygium surgery with intraoperative mitomycin C Junko Bandoh 1 , Tomo Suzuki 1 , Norihiko Yokoi 1 , Tsutomu Inatomi 1 , Yoichiro Sano 1 , Chie Sotozono 1 , Shigeru Kinoshita 1 1Dept of Ophthalmol, Kyoto Prefectural Univ of Med pp.857-860
Published Date 2000/5/15
DOI https://doi.org/10.11477/mf.1410908925
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We performed pterygium surgery on 57 eyes of 54 patients. The ages ranged from 22 to 77 years, average 60 years. Intraoperatively, 0.04% mitomycim C was applied to the subconjunctival tissue. Keratoepithelioplasty was additionally performed in 14 eyes with restricted eye movement due to prior surgery. During the follow up averaging 17.4 ± 13.9 months, pterygium recurred in none of 33 eyes which received surgery as the primary procedure and in 2 of 24 eyes with recurrent pterygium. Temporary corneal ulcer developed in 1 eye after primary surgery. The findings show the usefulness of this procedure for primary and recurrent pterygia.

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