Comparison of Pterygium Recurrence Rate between Consultants and Residents ? 219 using 5 FU as an Adjuvant after excision of Primary Pterygium

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  • Ubah Josephine N, Gbadegesin Oluwatosin G

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https://doi.org/10.36351/pjo.v28i4.401

Abstract

Purpose: To compare the recurrence rates of pterygium between consultants and residents after primary pterygium excision.

Material and Methods: A retrospective study of the primary pterygium excision cases with intraoperative 5-FU as an adjuvant therapy, done in a tertiary institution was carried out. All 36 case notes retrieved were reviewed.

Results: Residents operated on 16 patients while consultants operated on 20 cases. Of the 16 operations done by residents, 6(37.5%) had recurrence while it was seen in4 (20%) of the cases performed by consultants. The difference in recurrence not statistically significant. P=0.244.

Conclusion: Although there was no statistical difference between the two groups considered in this study, the recurrence rate is still higher among the residents.

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27-11-2018

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Gbadegesin Oluwatosin G UJN. Comparison of Pterygium Recurrence Rate between Consultants and Residents ? 219 using 5 FU as an Adjuvant after excision of Primary Pterygium. pak J Ophthalmol [Internet]. 2018 Nov. 27 [cited 2022 Jul. 7];28(4). Available from: https://pjo.org.pk/index.php/pjo/article/view/401

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