Use of free grafts in correction of recurrent pterygia, pseudopterygia and symblepharon

Calif Med. 1951 Oct;75(4):279-80.


Use of conjunctival material for grafting over areas of the eye denuded by removal of a pterygium, pseudopterygium or symblepharon gives better results cosmetically, and in some instances functionally, than either thin split skin or mucous membrane from the mouth. A technique for grafting with conjunctiva is described.

MeSH terms

  • Conjunctiva*
  • Conjunctival Diseases*
  • Corneal Diseases*
  • Eyelid Diseases*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Mouth*
  • Ophthalmologic Surgical Procedures*
  • Pterygium / surgery*
  • Transplants*