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Rafael de Farias Borges, Richard Y Hida, Lorena Botelho Vergara, Rafael Stefano Pivatto Ferro, Daniel Alves Montenegro; Comparing fibrin glue and suture for graft fixation in pterygium surgery in area of high levels of ultraviolet radiation. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2019;60(9):6273.
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to compare the recurrence rate and complications between fibrin glue and suture for graft fixation in primary pterygium surgery in area of high levels of UV radiation
66 eyes of 160 patients submitted to pterygium excision. 93 eyes of 90 patients were submitted to autologous conjunctival transplantation using fibrin glue and 73 eyes of 70 patients were submitted to conjunctival transplantation using sutures. The follow-up of these patients was 38.7 ± 25.9 months. The following characteristics were analyzed: age, primary or recurrent, severity grading, post-operative complications and recurrence rates. All surgical procedures were performed by the same surgeon in a city located at Joao Pessoa, Northeast region of Brazil.
Recurrence rate of fibrin glue graft fixation was 8.6% and suturing was 8.22%. No statistical difference was observed.Complication rate of fibrin glue graft fixation was 13.97% and suturing was 6.85%. No statistical difference was observed
erforming surgery in area of high levels of ultraviolet radiation, no difference was observed between fibrin glue and suture for graft fixation in pterygium surgery.
This abstract was presented at the 2019 ARVO Annual Meeting, held in Vancouver, Canada, April 28 - May 2, 2019.
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