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Revista Cubana de Oftalmología

Print version ISSN 0864-2176On-line version ISSN 1561-3070


DIAZ ALFONSO, Leonor R; MACHADO HECTOR, Elvira; GARCIA ALVAREZ, Hernán  and  ALEGRE NUNEZ, Juan. Comparative study of 2 surgical techniques for the operation of primary Pterygium. Rev Cubana Oftalmol [online]. 2000, vol.13, n.2. ISSN 0864-2176.

A comparative study of 2 surgical techniques used in the operation of primary Pterygium was conducted. Our sample was composed of 100 patients carriers of primary Pterygium degree II that were referred to to the consulting room created to this end according to the established criteria of inclusion and exclusion. Patients were surveyed according to the method of randomized sampling by clusters at the time of the implementation of the ALE Program in the Faculty of Medical Sciences of Cienfuegos. 50 of these patients underwent Conjunctival Autoplasty and the rest Simple Exeresis. The evolution of these patients was followed-up at the consulting room during 6 months. The results obtained on using both techiques were compared and we found that the Conjunctival Autoplasty was more efficient, since the frequence of complications was just 6.0%, whereas with the conventional technique the relapse was 20.0%. We hope to attain encouraging results in the treatment of primary Pterygium


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