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Year : 1995  |  Volume : 41  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 8-11  

Simultaneous pterygium and cataract surgery.

A Gulani, YK Dastur 
 Dept of Ophthalmology, KEM Hospital, Parel, Bombay.

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A Gulani
Dept of Ophthalmology, KEM Hospital, Parel, Bombay.

In our country both pterygium and cataract have a high incidence. Hence in this study, thirty patients with pterygium and cataract were treated with a simultaneous pterygium excision and cataract extraction procedure. These patients after pterygium excision were treated intra-operatively with 500 rads of beta radiation over the pterygium site. Then, the cataract was extracted and the patients were treated post-operatively with topical betamethasone 0.1% for a duration of three months. They were followed up for a duration of 6 months postoperatively. Nineteen patients (63%) had visual recovery to 6/12. Twelve of 30 patients (40%) had recurrence of pterygium. The combined procedure did not result in any surgical complications following cataract removal. Post-operatively, after 6 months 13 patients had with the rule astigmatism (WRA) for a mean WRA of 1.3 D, and 17 had against the rule astigmatism (ARA) for a mean ARA of 1.2 D.


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Gulani A, Dastur Y K. Simultaneous pterygium and cataract surgery. J Postgrad Med 1995;41:8-11


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Gulani A, Dastur Y K. Simultaneous pterygium and cataract surgery. J Postgrad Med [serial online] 1995 [cited 2019 Dec 9 ];41:8-11
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