ISSN 0886-3067


Volume No 36 Issue No 3

Recurrence Rate of Primary Pterygium Following Excision with Mitomycin C versus Excision with Amniotic Membrane Transplant

Purpose: To compare recurrence rate of primary pterygium following excision with mitomycin c verses excision with amniotic membrane transplant. Study Design: Quasi experimental study. Place and Duration of Study: Qazi Hussain Ahmad Medical Complex, Nowshera, from January 2019 to June 2019. Material and Methods: One hundred and two patients presenting for the first time with pterygium were included in the study and were divided into two groups. Patients having conjunctivitis, blephritis, keratitis or any other ocular inflammatory condition and patients having history of chemical burns and symblepharon were excluded from the study. Group A underwent surgical excision with 0.02% mitomycin–C application for 3 minutes and Group B was surgically treated with application of amniotic membrane. Patients of both groups were followed up for six months to detect recurrence of pterygium. Data was analyzed using SPSS version 20. Frequency and percentages were calculated for categorical data like age, gender and recurrence rate. Recurrence rate was stratified among age and sex to see the effect modifiers.

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