May 2004
Volume 45, Issue 13
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ARVO Annual Meeting Abstract  |   May 2004
Sutureless Conjunctival Autograft
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • V. Panday
    Wills Eye Hospital, Philadelphia, PA Wills Eye Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
  • S.B. Hannush
    Wills Eye Hospital, Philadelphia, PA Wills Eye Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
    Cornea Service,
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    Commercial Relationships  V. Panday, None; S.B. Hannush, None.
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Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science May 2004, Vol.45, 2942. doi:
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      V. Panday, S.B. Hannush; Sutureless Conjunctival Autograft . Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2004;45(13):2942.

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Abstract

Abstract: : Purpose: To evaluate the effectiveness of Tisseel VH fibrin sealant in securing a free autologous conjunctival graft without the use of sutures. Methods: Fifteen eyes underwent uneventful excision of primary pterygium followed by autologous conjunctival grafting. The grafts were secured in place with Tisseel VH fibrant sealant and 4 sutures (3 eyes), 2 sutures (3 eyes), and no sutures (9 eyes). Results: All conjunctival grafts remained secure in place throughout the follow–up period (mean: 7 months; range 1–13 months). Conclusion: Tisseel VH fibrin sealant is an effective method for securing a conjunctival graft at the time of pterygium surgery. Advantages include rapid healing, increased comfort, and a lower inflammatory profile.

Keywords: Pterygium • conjunctiva • transplantation 
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