Correlation Engine 2.0
Clear Search sequence regions

  • autograft (1)
  • conjunctiva (1)
  • cornea (1)
  • diagnosis (1)
  • humans (1)
  • mitomycin (2)
  • pathogenesis (1)
  • pterygium (3)
  • steroids (1)
  • tears (1)
  • Sizes of these terms reflect their relevance to your search.

    The pterygium is a frequent ultraviolet (UV) light-induced focal fibrovascular proliferation of the conjunctival tissue onto the cornea. Surgical excision should be performed in the case of reduced visual acuity, progressive astigmatism, impending invasion of the optical axis and ocular surface complaints. The main factors in preventing recurrence include optimal surgical treatment by an excision combined with a free conjunctival autograft, consistent postoperative treatment with preservative-free artificial tears and topical steroids as well as long-term UV protection.


    Alexander C Rokohl, Ludwig M Heindl, Claus Cursiefen. Pterygium: pathogenesis, diagnosis and treatment]. Der Ophthalmologe : Zeitschrift der Deutschen Ophthalmologischen Gesellschaft. 2021 Jul;118(7):749-763

    Expand section icon Mesh Tags

    Expand section icon Substances

    PMID: 33782734

    View Full Text