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J Ardabil Univ Med Sci 2005, 5(2): 108-112 Back to browse issues page
The Effect of Intraoperative Mitomycin C on Recurrence Rate of Pterygium
Habib Ojaghi , Rahim Masoumi, Elham Ghaebi
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  Background & Objectives: Pterygium is a common ophthalmic disease which can cause astigmatism and restriction of visual field and cosmetic problems. Regarding the high recurrence rate using the common methods and because similar studies have never been done in Ardabil province, we decided to study the recurrence rate of pterygium after surgery with intraoperative application of mitomycin C.

  Methods: In this descriptive cross-sectional study all patients with primary pterygium who had undergone surgery between February 2001 and September 2003 were assessed and followed up for postoperative examinations. The findings were then statistically analysed.

  Results: In this study 83 eyes of 80 patients were examined. The highest prevalence of pterygium was in age group 31-40. Most of the patients had undergone unilateral surgery. In terms of size the most prevalence of pterygium was 3-4 mm. 4 cases (4.8%) had recurence one of which was observed in the first 2 months after surgery and three others in 2-6 months after it. In 50% of the recurred cases pterygium was 4 mm and in the rest of them it was 5 mm in size. After operation just 2 cases had granuloma which did not respond to topical corticosteroids and were excised by surgery.

  Conclusion: This study shows that the recurrence rate of pterygium after surgery with intraoperative mitomycin C is very low and this method has no serious complications. Using this method routinely is recommended. Moreover the recurrernce rate of pterygium is associated with its size.

Keywords: Pterygium, Topical Intraoperative Mitomycin - C, Recurrence
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Received: 2004/12/30 | Accepted: 2005/04/10 | Published: 2005/11/13
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Ojaghi H, Masoumi R, Ghaebi E. The Effect of Intraoperative Mitomycin C on Recurrence Rate of Pterygium. J Ardabil Univ Med Sci. 2005; 5 (2) :108-112
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