Committee Report
Surgical techniques and adjuvants for the management of primary and recurrent pterygia
December 2017
Authors: John A. Hovanesian, MD, Christopher E. Starr, MD, David T. Vroman, MD, Francis S. Mah, MD, Jose A.P. Gomes, MD, PhD, Marjan Farid, MD, Neda Shamie, MD, Richard S. Davidson, MD, Thomas John, MD, Edward J. Holland, MD, Terry Kim, MD
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Report Summary

The removal and rate of recurrence of pterygium have been discussed for years. The disorder is highly associated with environmental factors, and recurrence rates can be unacceptably high and cannot be successfully predicted. New techniques and graft preparations and postoperative management strategies are helping to reduce the recurrence rates and provide an ocular surface that is near ideal for future cataract or refractive surgery. This review discusses the advantages and disadvantages of various treatment strategies.

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