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Revista Archivo Médico de Camagüey

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LUGO DIAZ, Lupe Idalma; BASULTO QUIROS, Niuvys  y  VARELA RAMOS, Georgina. Surgical treatment of the Primary Pterygium with conjunctival autoplasty. AMC [online]. 2010, vol.14, n.2. ISSN 1025-0255.

Background: the Pterygium is a fibrovascular proliferation that advances toward the cornea causing alterations in the vision; its treatment is highly surgical. Objective: to determine the behavior of the application of the conjunctival autoplasty in the Primary Pterygium. Method: a prospective study in patients operated in the Ophthalmology Service in Camagüey during the year 2007 was performed, patients were distributed according to age, sex and type of  Pterygium, the exhibition to irritating agents was related and it was determined the appearance of complications and its relationship with the previous variables. The universe in coincidence with the sample was constituted by two-hundred sick persons which completed the inclusion and exclusion criteria, it was applied a survey and surgical treatment with the application of the conjunctival autoplasty. Patients were evolved after the surgical treatment until the six months for the determination of the complications. Results: the masculine sex prevailed and more than half of the sick persons had among thirty-six to fifty-five years. The grade II pterygium occupied more than half of the study series. Most of the patients referred sun and heat exposure like irritating agents. Conclusions: the recidivation frequency was significantly low and the relationship with age, sex, neither grade of pterygium was not demonstrated.

Palabras clave : PTERYGIUM [Surgery]; CONJUNCTIVA; EYE NEOPLASM; PROSPECTIVE STUDIES; OPHTHALMOLOGIC SURGICAL PROCEDURES.

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