Low recurrence rate of pterygium after excision with conjunctival limbal autograft

A retrospective study with long-term follow-up

Jordan S. Masters, David Harris

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Purpose: Pterygium excision with conjunctival limbal autograft (CLAG) has been used successfully for prevention of pterygium recurrence. However, long-term follow-up data in the literature are lacking regarding CLAG. Methods: Retrospective chart review and standard statistical analysis were performed. The records of 289 patients who underwent 323 pterygium excision procedures with CLAG, performed by a single surgeon using the same technique between August 1989 and July 2013, were reviewed. Procedures with at least 4 months of follow-up were included in the final analysis. Results: A total of 234 procedures met the inclusion criteria. After a median follow-up of 25.5 months, there were 5 recurrences (2.14%) after pterygium excision with CLAG. Recurrences were observed in 4 of 58 (6.9%) cases with recurrent pterygium and 1 of 178 (0.57%) with primary pterygium. Conclusions: This study highlights the safety and efficacy of CLAG in preventing the recurrence of primary and recurrent pterygium.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1569-1572
Number of pages4
JournalCornea
Volume34
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015
Externally publishedYes

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Low recurrence rate of pterygium after excision with conjunctival limbal autograft : A retrospective study with long-term follow-up. / Masters, Jordan S.; Harris, David.

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