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International Journal of Recent Trends in Science and Technology, ISSN 2277-2812 E-ISSN: 2249-8109

Volume 7, Issue 2, June 2013 pp 72-73

Research Article

Surgical Management of Double Head Pterygium by Novel Approach - A Case Report


Bhalchandra S. Joshi1, V. H. Karambelkar2, Ankit Sharma3

{1Assistant Professor, 2Professor, 3Resident} Department of Ophthalmology, Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences, Karad, Maharashtra, INDIA.


Academic Editor : Dr. Aher K.R.



Purpose: To evaluate a new technique of conjunctival autografting and its postoperative outcome for double head pterygium. Method: Study of one case of surgically managed double head pterygium was done. The conjunctival autograft from nasal and temporal pterygium in same eye was taken from the body of pterygium on either side and the harvested conjunctival autograft from body of nasal pterygium was transferred to temporal pterygium and vice a versa without losing limbal orientation. The patient was followed for 2 years. Result: No recurrence was noted after 2 years of follow up. Conclusion: Transferring conjunctival autograft harvested from bodies of nasal and temporal pterygia in the same eye to utilize for autografting in temporal and nasal pterygium in double head pterygium is minimally invasive and usefull procedure for double headed pterygium.