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Indian Journal of Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology

Pterygium excision with conjunctival autograft with autologous blood

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Author Details: Kumar Amruth C,Ramya Deepthi P.*

Volume : 4

Issue : 4

Online ISSN : 2395-1451

Print ISSN : 2395-1443

Article First Page : 548

Article End Page : 550


Aim: Current study focuses to analyse the advantage of the technique which uses the autologous blood for sutureless securing the conjunctival autograft post pterygium excision.
Materials and Methods: This is non-invasive study consists forty patients underwent primary pterygium surgery. After excision of pterygium, the patient’s conjunctival autograft from supero-temporal quadrant and patient’s autologous blood to attach the graft without sutures. 6 months of follow up data collected.
Results: In total 40 patients, male to female number observed as 11: 29. In those, grade I, II and III were observed in 7, 25, and 8 patients respectively. During surgery, there were no complications observed. Two patients with subconjunctival hemorrhage, two patients with graft retraction, one patient with graft loss and one patient with pterygium recurrence were recorded. 34 (85%) patients had good recovery and cosmesis was also observed excellent.
Conclusion: Non-invasive conjunctival autograft with patient’s autologous blood using technique without sutures observed to be safe and the best outcome, and also consumes less time and cost effective.

Keywords: Pterygium excision, Autograft, Conjunctiva.

Doi :-https://doi.org/10.18231/2395-1451.2018.0122