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