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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, Year : 2018

Article Page : 515-517

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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 : 10.18231/2395-1451.2018.0115

How to cite : Dwivedi K, Singh S P, Astigmatic change following excision of double-headed monocular pterygium (DMP). Indian J Clin Exp Ophthalmol 2018;4(4):515-517

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