[Recurrent pterygia: frequency and treatment by conjunctival autograft]

Can J Ophthalmol. 1981 Jul;16(3):119-20.
[Article in French]


Of 91 pterygia treated by simple excision (by the same surgeon, using the same technique) followed by beta-irradiation 7 recurred. Of 15 recurrent pterygia treated by complete excision by the bare-sclera technique associated with a conjunctival autograft only 1 recurred again. Conjunctival autografting is simple and efficacious, and gives very good esthetic results in cases of recurrent pterygium.

Publication types

  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Conjunctiva / transplantation*
  • Humans
  • Methods
  • Pterygium / pathology
  • Pterygium / surgery*
  • Recurrence
  • Transplantation, Autologous