Results of Conjunctival Autograft Transplantation Combined with Amniotic Membrane Transplantation Surgery in Recurrent Pterygium Cases

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Acta Medica Alanya, vol.5, no.1, pp.24-29, 2021 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 5 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.30565/medalanya.812065
  • Journal Name: Acta Medica Alanya
  • Journal Indexes: Directory of Open Access Journals, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.24-29
  • Istanbul Medipol University Affiliated: Yes


Aim: To evaluate the results of conjunctival autograft transplantation (CAT) combined with amniotic membrane transplantation (AMT) surgery in recurrent pterygium cases.Methods: This is a retrospective interventional case series involving patients admitted to our clinic with recurrent pterygium. Patients' examination and postoperative findings were taken through standard slit-lamp examinations. Fourteen eyes of 14 patients were included in the study. All cases were treated with excision, followed by CAT combined with AMT. Corneal recurrence was evaluated as the main result. Fibrovascular proliferation greater than 1 mm on the cornea was accepted as recurrence after surgery.Results: The mean age of patients was 56.4 ± 7.5 (range: 40 – 65) years. During the mean follow-up period of 24.9 ± 10.7 (range: 12 – 50) months, pterygium and symblepharon recurred in only one eye (7.1%) after 4 months.Conclusion: In this study, it was seen that acceptable results were obtain and low recurrence rates could be achieved with the combination of CAT and AMT for the treatment of recurrent pterygium.