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Rotational conjunctival flap surgery reduces recurrence of pterygium

Johan Eksteen, Andries A Stulting, Mariette Nel


We aimed to compare the recurrence rate following primary pterygium surgery using two different techniques, i.e. simple conjunctival closure (SCC) and rotational conjunctival flap (RCF). Postoperative discomfort and complications were also investigated in these patients.

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Johan Eksteen, University of the Free State

Andries A Stulting, University of the Free State

Mariette Nel, University of the Free State

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Pterygium; Rotational flap; Recurrence of pterygium

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South African Medical Journal 2010;100(11):726-727.

Article History

Date submitted: 2010-02-23
Date published: 2010-11-09

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