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IP International Journal of Ocular Oncology and Oculoplasty

Post-operative outcomes of pterygium surgery using autologous blood and sutures: A comparative study

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Author Details : Pankaj Kumar, Shanti Pandey, GS Titiyal, Vivekanand Satyawali

Volume : 2, Issue : 2, Year : 2016

Article Page : 114-118

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Aims and Objectives: To compare the two modalities of treatment in pterygium surgery in terms of duration of surgery and post-operative outcomes.
Study Design:  Prospective study
Place and duration of study: The present study was conducted from October 2013 to June 2015 at the Department of Ophthalmology, Government Medical College Haldwani, Nainital, Uttarakhand.
MethodologyA total number of 64 cases with Primary Nasal Pterygium classified as grade 2 or more were selected from out-patient department (OPD) for surgical intervention. The patients were randomly divided into two groups for pterygium excision with autograft using either autologous blood(30 patients) or sutures(34 patients). After surgical intervention eyes were patched for 24 hours in suture group and for 48 hours in blood group. And two groups were compared for: duration of surgery post-operative discomfort, recurrence, graft edema, graft stability and other Complications.
Results: In comparison to autologous blood technique post-operative discomfort was more in suture group after pterygium excision with conjunctival autografting.
Conclusion:  Fixing of graft in pterygium surgery with autologous blood is a better and cost effective technique when compared with sutures without increasing complications

How to cite : Kumar P, Pandey S, Titiyal G, Satyawali V, Post-operative outcomes of pterygium surgery using autologous blood and sutures: A comparative study. IP Int J Ocul Oncol Oculoplasty 2016;2(2):114-118

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