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Indian Journal of Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology

Astigmatic change following excision of double-headed monocular pterygium (DMP)

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Author Details: Kshama Dwivedi*,S P Singh

Volume : 4

Issue : 4

Online ISSN : 2395-1451

Print ISSN : 2395-1443

Article First Page : 515

Article End Page : 517


Introduction: To study the effect of excision of double headed monocular pterygium on astigmatism.
Materials and Methods: 8 Patients of DMP presenting from January 2016 to December 2017 were treated with excision of pterygium followed by conjunctival autograft. Preoperative and postoperative astigmatism was measured by keratometry.
Observation: The change between preoperative and postoperative day 45 astigmatism was found to be extremely significant (p=0.0003).
Conclusion: DMP must be dealt with utmost care, owing to it’s higher impact in change of astigmatism.

Keywords: Double headed monocular pterygium, Pterygium induced astigmatism.

Doi :-https://doi.org/10.18231/2395-1451.2018.0115