Lamellar keratoplasty for recurrent pterygium

Ophthalmic Surg. 1976 Winter;7(4):38-41.


Lamellar corneoscleral keratoplasty technique for recurrent pterygium is described. The importance of accurate placement of the graft and its usefulness as a tissue barrier to regrowth of the pterygium is postulated. In fifteen eyes with severe recurrent pterygium followed from six months to four years, there have been no further recurrences after using this technique.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Corneal Transplantation*
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Methods
  • Middle Aged
  • Pterygium / surgery*
  • Recurrence
  • Sclera / surgery
  • Transplantation, Homologous