Int Ophthalmol (2018) 38:1219–1224 https://doi.org/10.1007/s10792-017-0585-4 ORIGINAL PAPER Comparison of autologous ﬁbrin glue versus nylon sutures for securing conjunctival autografting in pterygium surgery . . . Daryoush Hamidi Alamdari Mohamad-Reza Sedaghat Reza Alizadeh . . Siamak Zarei-Ghanavati Hashem Naseri Fatemeh Shariﬁ Received: 24 September 2016 / Accepted: 5 June 2017 / Published online: 17 June 2017 Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2017 Abstract (P \ 0.001). Postoperative symptoms were fewer for Purpose To compare the safety, operating time, the AFG group than the suture group. After 12 months postoperative ocular signs, symptoms, overall patient of follow-up, no recurrence was reported for the AFG satisfaction, complications rate and recurrence rate of group, but 8.3% of patients experienced recurrence in autologous ﬁbrin glue (AFG) and nylon suturing (NS) the NS group. for attaching conjunctival autografts in pterygium Conclusions Our study demonstrated the superiority surgery. of AFG to NS in saving operating time and elimination Methods A prospective, randomized, interventional of recurrence without any complications in pterygium study was performed among 120 patients (120 eyes) surgery. AFG can obviate the need for suturing and with primary pterygium. Superior conjunctival auto- increases the viability of tissue ﬂaps. Additional graft was harvested and transferred on to
International Ophthalmology – Springer Journals
Published: Jun 17, 2017
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