June 2015
Volume 56, Issue 7
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ARVO Annual Meeting Abstract  |   June 2015
Risk of Recurrence and Surgical Complications of Pterygium Surgery performed by Ophthalmologists-in-Training
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Gabriel Luna
    Ophthalmology, Boston University Medical Center, Boston, MA
  • Priya Janardhana
    Ophthalmology, Boston University Medical Center, Boston, MA
  • Wuqaas Munir
    Ophthalmology, Boston University Medical Center, Boston, MA
  • Vanessa Vazquez
    Ophthalmology, Boston University Medical Center, Boston, MA
  • Arvind Devanabanda
    Ophthalmology, Boston University Medical Center, Boston, MA
  • Footnotes
    Commercial Relationships Gabriel Luna, None; Priya Janardhana, None; Wuqaas Munir, None; Vanessa Vazquez, None; Arvind Devanabanda, None
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Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science June 2015, Vol.56, 3032. doi:
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      Gabriel Luna, Priya Janardhana, Wuqaas Munir, Vanessa Vazquez, Arvind Devanabanda; Risk of Recurrence and Surgical Complications of Pterygium Surgery performed by Ophthalmologists-in-Training. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2015;56(7 ):3032.

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Abstract

Purpose: To investigate the surgical outcomes of primary pterygium surgery performed at Boston University Medical Center by ophthalmology residents, under the supervision of a single attending.

Methods: Retrospective chart review, from January 2006-November 2012, in which 66 patients qualified. Statistical analysis was performed using SAS 9.1.3 (SAS Institute Inc).

Results: There were no infections noted post-operatively and one pterygium recurrence at 3 months post-operatively, associated with noncompliance of prednisolone acetate 1% eye drops. We also found that there is no correlation with surgical experience and surgical length of time of pterygium surgery performed by ophthalmology residents.

Conclusions: Surgical outcomes of pterygium surgery performed by residents have a low risk of recurrence and complications.

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