To compare 4 limbal-conjunctival autograft fixation techniques—conventional suture, commercial fibrin glue, autologous fibrin glue, and cautery—in primary nasal pterygium surgery.
This is a retrospective and descriptive study. The postoperative patient discomfort, graft edema, ocular inflammation, and other complications of 4 limbal-conjunctival autograft fixation techniques in primary nasal pterygium surgery were evaluated.
Postoperative patient discomfort was significantly lower with the sutureless techniques (p<0.001), with fixation with cautery having the lowest rate of discomfort. Graft edema and ocular inflammation during the early postoperative period were significantly higher when fibrin glue techniques were used (p<0.001). The recurrence rate did not show a statistically significant difference (p = 0.682) among the 4 groups.
In primary nasal pterygium surgery, limbal-conjunctival autograft fixation using cautery is the technique with the lowest postoperative discomfort rate and without a statistically significant increase in recurrence rate when compared to conventional suture and fibrin glue techniques.
Eur J Ophthalmol 2017; 27(4): 466 - 469
Article Type: ORIGINAL RESEARCH ARTICLE
AuthorsLuis F. Mejía, Juan P. Santamaría, Miguel Cuevas, Andrea Córdoba, Sergio A. Carvajal
- • Accepted on 06/12/2016
- • Available online on 18/01/2017
- • Published in print on 26/06/2017
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- Mejía, Luis F. [PubMed] [Google Scholar] 1, * Corresponding Author (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Santamaría, Juan P. [PubMed] [Google Scholar] 2
- Cuevas, Miguel [PubMed] [Google Scholar] 2
- Córdoba, Andrea [PubMed] [Google Scholar] 2
- Carvajal, Sergio A. [PubMed] [Google Scholar] 2
Cornea Service, CES University, Medellin - Colombia
Ophthalmology Service, CES University, Medellin - Colombia