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Use of adjuvant hyperbaric oxygen therapy to support limbal conjunctival graft in the management of recurrent pterygium.
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PMID:  20847683     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
PURPOSE: To assess the role of hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) in the management of recurrent pterygium.
METHODS: Thirty-nine eyes with recurrent pterygium were treated with surgical excision and limbal conjunctival autograft, followed by a course of HBOT. Patients were followed for development of recurrence.
RESULTS: Of the 39 eyes, 18 had a known history of exposure to beta radiation or mitomycin C. The mean duration of follow-up in this group was 23.1 months. A single recurrence was noted in this group. For the remaining 21 eyes, the mean duration of follow-up was 19.4 months. No recurrences were recorded in this group. No significant complications from HBOT were recorded.
CONCLUSIONS: The use of HBOT together with excision and limbal conjunctival autograft for recurrent pterygium is associated with a low recurrence rate. Adjuvant HBOT should be considered in the surgical management of recurrent pterygium.
Nagi N Assaad; Robert Chong; Lien T Tat; Michael H Bennett; Minas T Coroneo
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cornea     Volume:  30     ISSN:  1536-4798     ISO Abbreviation:  Cornea     Publication Date:  2011 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-12-08     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8216186     Medline TA:  Cornea     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  7-10     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Ophthalmology, The University of New South Wales and Prince of Wales Hospital, Randwick, New South Wales, Australia.
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