Film 81787: In-Office Pterygium Excision with Cryopreserved Amniotic Membrane | ASCRS
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Film 81787: In-Office Pterygium Excision with Cryopreserved Amniotic Membrane
April 2022
Meeting: 2022 ASCRS Annual Meeting
Presenting Author: Brett Bielory, MD
Category: Refractive/Cornea Surgery
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Video shows the novel in-office technique of primary pterygium excision using cryopreserved amniotic membrane (AM). Topical proparacaine and intralesional 1% lidocaine is injected followed by blunt dissection to sclera. AM is glued into place, sutured with 8-0 vicryl, and BCL applied. Such technique is feasible for excision of small (<2.0mm), primary pterygium with patients not on blood thinners.

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