Sclerokeratoplasty in recurrent pterygium.

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There are many methods for the treatment of recurrent pterygium, and lamellar keratoplasty seems to be the most effective of them. A new method has been developed for the surgical treatment of recurrent pterygium. The most important steps in the procedure are: total removal of the cicatrix and then covering the bare corneoscleral surface with a single piece of corneoscleral tissue taken from a cadaver bulb. The operation was carried out in 11 cases. The follow-up period varied from 10 months to 4 years, the average being 28.7 months. No recurrences were observed. Pseudopterygium developed following the ninth removal of the recurring pterygium; however, even 2 years after the operation, it did not reach the area of the pupil.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)114-116
Number of pages3
JournalGerman journal of ophthalmology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1992


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