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Combined conjunctival autograft and overlay amniotic membrane transplantation; a novel surgical treatment for pterygium.

Ghanavati SZ, Shousha MA, Betancurt C, Perez VL - J Ophthalmic Vis Res (2014 Jul-Sep)

Bottom Line: Mean age was 44.21±12.49 (range, 29.0-73.0) years.No intra-and postoperative complication developed.Protection of the ocular surface during the early postoperative period reduces the friction-induced inflammation and might be helpful to prevent the recurrence.

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Affiliation: Department of Ophthalmology, Khatam-al-Anbia Eye Institute, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran.

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.

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(a) Appearance on the 1st postoperative day, (b) slit photo 1 day after surgery.
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Figure 2: (a) Appearance on the 1st postoperative day, (b) slit photo 1 day after surgery.

Mentions: At the end of surgery, a 16 mm Kontur bandage contact lens (Kontur Contact Lens Co., Hercules, USA) was placed. On postoperative day 1, all patients received an identical regimen of Vigamox (moxifloxacin 0.5%, Alcon Laboratories, Inc., Fort Worth, USA) for 1 week and tapering Pred Forte drop (prednisolone acetate 1%, Alergan, Inc., Irvine, USA) for 12 weeks. The contact lens and sutures were removed 1 month after surgery [Figure 2a and 2b].


Combined conjunctival autograft and overlay amniotic membrane transplantation; a novel surgical treatment for pterygium.

Ghanavati SZ, Shousha MA, Betancurt C, Perez VL - J Ophthalmic Vis Res (2014 Jul-Sep)

(a) Appearance on the 1st postoperative day, (b) slit photo 1 day after surgery.
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Figure 2: (a) Appearance on the 1st postoperative day, (b) slit photo 1 day after surgery.
Mentions: At the end of surgery, a 16 mm Kontur bandage contact lens (Kontur Contact Lens Co., Hercules, USA) was placed. On postoperative day 1, all patients received an identical regimen of Vigamox (moxifloxacin 0.5%, Alcon Laboratories, Inc., Fort Worth, USA) for 1 week and tapering Pred Forte drop (prednisolone acetate 1%, Alergan, Inc., Irvine, USA) for 12 weeks. The contact lens and sutures were removed 1 month after surgery [Figure 2a and 2b].

Bottom Line: Mean age was 44.21±12.49 (range, 29.0-73.0) years.No intra-and postoperative complication developed.Protection of the ocular surface during the early postoperative period reduces the friction-induced inflammation and might be helpful to prevent the recurrence.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Ophthalmology, Khatam-al-Anbia Eye Institute, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran.

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.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus