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V. Panday, S.B. Hannush; Sutureless Conjunctival Autograft . Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2004;45(13):2942.
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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.
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