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JARMS. 2012; 4(2): 108-110

Amniotic Membrane Graft (AMG) For Treatment of Pterygium

*Rishab Chand,**Rekha Lalwani,***N.A.Awasthi.

Aim: To evaluate the applicability and efficacy of transplantation of preserved amniotic membrane for pterygium in a population of western U.P. in terms of decrease in recurrence rate and severe vascularsation. Settings: O.P.D. in upgraded Department of Ophthalmology, S.N. Medical College, Agra. Materials and Methods: This was a prospective non-comparative interventional case series on 60 eyes of 60 individuals presenting with primary or recurrent pterygium, patients were divided into two groups according to the type of pterygium were subjected to amniotic membrane transplantation Subjective and objective outcomes after surgery were evaluated and analyzed. Results: The mean follow up period in the two groups were 13.98+/- 6.22 months & 15.18 +/- 6.08 months for groups I & II respectively. The recurrence rate in the Group I was 5.71%(AMG for primary pterygia) and for Group II 16%(AMG for secondary pterygia) Conclusions: Amniotic membrane transplant helped achieve subjective comfort, visual rehabilitation and clinical regularization of the corneal surface with significant reduction of recurrence, severe vascularization and restricted ocular motility

Key words: Amniotic membrane, pterygium, vascularisation

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