Intraoperative application versus postoperative mitomycin C eye drops in pterygium surgery


Oguz H., Basar E., Gurler B.

ACTA OPHTHALMOLOGICA SCANDINAVICA, vol.77, no.2, pp.147-150, 1999 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 77 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 1999
  • Doi Number: 10.1034/j.1600-0420.1999.770206.x
  • Journal Name: ACTA OPHTHALMOLOGICA SCANDINAVICA
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.147-150
  • Keywords: mitomycin C, pterygium, RECURRENT PTERYGIUM, RANDOMIZED TRIAL, CONJUNCTIVAL AUTOGRAFT, EXCISION, COMPLICATIONS, INSTILLATION, PREVENTION

Abstract

Purpose: Postoperative recurrence of pterygium occurs in many patients. Intraoperative and postoperative mitomycin therapy are two adjuvant treatment methods shown to lessen the high pterygium recurrence rate seen with simple excision alone. The authors designed a prospective, randomized study to explore the recurrence rate of pterygium after a single dosage of mitomycin C at the completion of pterygium excision, comparing it to postoperative mitomycin C therapy