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Pterygium recurrence and corneal stabilization point after pterygium excision using the controlled partial avulsion fibrin glue technique

Hilmi, Mohd Radzi and Mohd Kamal, Khairidzan and Che Azemin, Mohd Zulfaezal (2020) Pterygium recurrence and corneal stabilization point after pterygium excision using the controlled partial avulsion fibrin glue technique. Makara Journal of Health Research, 24 (2). pp. 140-146. ISSN 2356-3664 E-ISSN 2356-3656

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Abstract

This study aimed to evaluate the pterygium recurrence rate and corneal stabilization point after pterygium excision via the controlled partial avulsion fibrin glue technique using multiple corneal parameters. Methods: One hundred eyes of 100 patients who had undergone primary pterygium excision surgery via the controlled partial avulsion fibrin glue technique were retrospectively reviewed. Corneal stabilization points were determined over four follow-up sessions (i.e., the 1st, 3rd, 6th, and 12th months after surgery) based on changes in Simulated-K, corneal irregularity measurement, shape factor, and toric mean keratometry. Post-operative courses were followed for 12 months after surgery. Recurrence was defined as the regrowth of fibrovascular tissue 1 mm past the corneoscleral limbus. Results: No sign of pterygium recurrence and the corneal stabilization point were observed at the third month post-operation. Significance improvements in all corneal parameters were noted between the 1st and 3rd months (both p < 0.001); however, insignificant changes were noted at the following 6th- and 12th-month visits (both p > 0.05). Conclusion: The controlled partial avulsion fibrin glue technique may improve surgical outcomes with long-term recurrence rates equal to or lower than those previously reported. Corneal surface recovery is completed after the third month of the excision procedure.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 7746/82204
Uncontrolled Keywords: cornea, fibrin tissue adhesive, pterygium, recurrence
Subjects: R Medicine > RE Ophthalmology
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Allied Health Sciences > Department of Optometry and Visual Science
Depositing User: Dr Mohd Radzi Hilmi
Date Deposited: 17 Aug 2020 11:13
Last Modified: 17 Aug 2020 11:13
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/82204

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