Ultraviolet Light and Pterygium

Sekelj, Sandra; Dekaris, Iva; Kondža-Krstonijević, Edita; Gabrić, Nikica; Predović, Jurica; Mitrović, Sanja
March 2007
Collegium Antropologicum;2007 Supplement 1, Vol. 31 Issue s1, p45
Academic Journal
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the contribution of ultraviolet light (UV) as a causal factor of primary and pterygium recurrence. A conjuctival autograft transplantation was a surgical method of pterygium treatment. In the first group (38 eyes) were patients with primary and recurrent pterygium exposed to sun (worked outdoors), evaluating geodemographic status, and in the second group (20 eyes) were patients who were not. During 6-12 months of follow up recurrence rate after surgical removal was 27% in the first group and 10% in the second one. UV light seems to have an important role in cause of primary and recurrent pterygium.


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