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Vol. 45, No. 4, 2011
Issue release date: April 2011
Section title: Original Paper
Ophthalmic Res 2011;45:210–215
(DOI:10.1159/000321531)

Changes of Tear Film Function after Pterygium Operation

Wang S.a, b · Jiang B.a · Gu Y.a
aDepartment of Ophthalmology, The First Affiliated Hospital, College of Medicine, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, and bDepartment of Ophthalmology, Taizhou Central Hospital, Taizhou, China

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Abstract of Original Paper

Received: April 22, 2010
Accepted: September 22, 2010
Published online: November 17, 2010
Issue release date: April 2011

Number of Print Pages: 6
Number of Figures: 1
Number of Tables: 2

ISSN: 0030-3747 (Print)
eISSN: 1423-0259 (Online)

For additional information: http://www.karger.com/ORE

Abstract

Objective: To assess changes of tear film function in patients with pterygium after pterygium excision combined with limbal-conjunctival autograft transplantation. Methods: Sixty eyes of 60 patients were entered in the study. The Schirmer test, tear breakup time (BUT) and mucus fern test (MFT) were evaluated in the patients before and after pterygium excision combined with limbal-conjunctival autograft transplantation. Results: Compared with the opposite healthy eyes, the BUT and MFT in the eyes with pterygium were significantly different before the operation (p < 0.05); however, there was no significant difference in the results of the Schirmer test (p > 0.05). The results of the BUT and MFT in the eyes with pterygium were significantly different before and 4 weeks after the operation (p < 0.05). The BUT was prolonged from 9.89 ± 3.95 to 12.78 ± 4.12 s, and the ratio of normal crystallization in the MFT increased from 46.7 to 80.0%. There was no significant difference in the Schirmer test results before and after the operation (p > 0.05). Conclusion: Tear functions were abnormal in the eyes with pterygium. Pterygium excision combined with limbal-conjunctival autograft transplantation can partially restore the tear film function into normal state, and the tear film function was stable 4 weeks after surgery.

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Article / Publication Details

First-Page Preview
Abstract of Original Paper

Received: April 22, 2010
Accepted: September 22, 2010
Published online: November 17, 2010
Issue release date: April 2011

Number of Print Pages: 6
Number of Figures: 1
Number of Tables: 2

ISSN: 0030-3747 (Print)
eISSN: 1423-0259 (Online)

For additional information: http://www.karger.com/ORE


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