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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Single Intraoperative Application Versus Postoperative Mitomycin C Eye Drops In Pterygium Surgery.
Author: Cardillo, J A
Alves, M R
Ambrosio, L E
Poterio, M B
Jose, N K
Abstract: To determine the minimum effective dosage, most effective route of administration and long-term effects of mitomycin C for prevention of recurrence after pterygium surgery. In a prospective, masked study, 227 patients undergoing surgery for primary pterygia were assigned randomly to five groups: group 1 received a single intraoperative application of 0.2 mg/ml mitomycin C for 3 minutes; group 2 received a single intraoperative application of 0.4 mg/ml mitomycin C for 3 minutes; group 3 received mitomycin C eye drops 0.2 mg/ml three times daily for 7 days; group 4 received mitomycin C eye drops 0.4 mg/ml three times daily for 14 days; group 5 acted as a control (surgery alone). After a mean follow-up time of 28 months, recurrence rates of 6.66%, 4.08%, 4.26%, 4.44%, and 29.27%, respectively, were observed. Statistical analysis showed significant differences between groups receiving mitomycin C and the control (P < or = 0.001). There was no statistical difference among treated groups (P > or = 0.0681). No complications of therapy were observed. These results support the efficacy and relative safety of a single, low-concentration, intraoperative application of mitomycin C in pterygium surgery together with the use of a conjunctival flap, avoiding excessive cauterization of the sclera and leaving bare sclera.
Subject: Adult
Antibiotics, Antineoplastic
Follow-up Studies
Intraoperative Care
Middle Aged
Ophthalmic Solutions
Postoperative Care
Prospective Studies
Surgical Flaps
Treatment Outcome
Rights: fechado
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Date Issue: 1995
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