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Cut and Paste Method for Pterygium Autograft Surgery

  Channels: Cornea | Posted 9/21/2009

In this pterygium surgery case, James Lewis, MD, presents his approach to attaching an autologous conjunctival graft with adhesive. Following blunt dissection of the pterygium head, the conjunctival graft is excised from the same eye and slid nasally with the epithelium side down. The components of Tisseel glue (Baxter, Vienna, Austria) are applied in separate steps to the scleral bed and graft. The tissue is then carefully folded over.


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