Intraoperative use of "Mitomycin C" for Prevention of Postoperative Pterygium Recurrence

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Nasir Saeed
Zafar ul Islam
Naila Ali

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Eighty eight eyes of 70 male and 18 female patients with primary pterygium were selected for the  study. All of them were applied 0.04% of Mitomycin C intra-operatively for 03 minutes. Same surgical technique was used in all patients. Recurrence rate was 17% at on average of 14.3 months of follow up. Two patients had persistent epitheliopathy for six months, which then healed. other minor complications included mild pain and lacrimation in twenty patients and postoperative infection in one patient. there was no case of sight threatening complication like cornea scleral necrosis.

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Saeed N, ul Islam Z, Ali N. Intraoperative use of "Mitomycin C" for Prevention of Postoperative Pterygium Recurrence. J Postgrad Med Inst [Internet]. 2011 Sep. 22 [cited 2024 Jun. 13];16(1). Available from: https://www.jpmi.org.pk/index.php/jpmi/article/view/765
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