Title: Conjunctival Autograft versus Primary Closure after Removal of Primary Pterygium
Published: The Philippine Journal of Ophthalmology. Volume 27, No. 2 (April-June) 2002: pp 81-87
Intro: Pterygium, from the Greek word wing, is an abnormal tissue growth that invades the cornea from the bulbar conjunctiva. It is organized into three parts: (1) the “body” which is the raised triangular portion of the pterygium; (2) the “head” which forms the apex of the triangle; and (3) a subepithelial “cap” which forms the leading edge.
Prevalence is higher in people living in warm, dry climates, and those who work in an outdoor environment.
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