Comparison of Pterygium Resection with Conjunctival Auto Graft Versus Amniotic Membrane Graft

  • Adnan Alam, Mubashir Rehman, Bilal Khan, Khurshid Alam, Adnan Ahmad

Abstract

Purpose: To compare the effectiveness of pterygium resection with conjunctival
auto graft versus amniotic membrane graft in terms of recurrence rate.
Material and Methods: All patients were selected from eye OPD Lady Reading
Hospital, Peshawar. Complete slit lamp examination was performed for
pterygium. Patients were divided into two groupsi. e Group A who underwent
pterygium excision with conjunctival autograft and Group B who underwent
pterygium excision with amniotic membrane graft. Follow up was on 3rd month
postoperatively at which patient was examined on slit lamp for recurrence of
pterygium.
Results: The recurrence rate in conjunctival autograft was 10% while the
recurrence rate in amniotic membrane graft was 18%. Conjunctival autograft was
effective in 90% patients and was not effective in 10% patients, whereas
amniotic membrane graft was effective in 82% patients and was not effective in
18% patients.
Conclusion: Our study concludes that performing pterygium surgery with
amniotic membrane graft compared to conjunctival autograft had a higher
recurrence rate.
Key words: Primary pterygium, Conjunctiva autograft, Amniotic membrane graft.

Published
2015-12-31
How to Cite
1.
Adnan Ahmad AAMR. Comparison of Pterygium Resection with Conjunctival Auto Graft Versus Amniotic Membrane Graft. pjo [Internet]. 31Dec.2015 [cited 1Dec.2020];31(4). Available from: https://pjo.org.pk/index.php/pjo/article/view/188
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