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April 2007

Last Month's Blink: A Case of Conjunctival Telangiectases
Written by Steven J. Wiffen, MD, Lions Eye Institute, Perth, Australia.
Blink is edited by Richard E. Hackel, MA, CRA, FOPS.

Photo Credit: Chris Barry, FOPS, Lions Eye Institute, Perth, Australia

The above array of conjunctival telangiectases was the long-term side effect of prior beta-irradiation for pterygium, to attempt to reduce the chance of recurrence. Although the pterygium did not occur, the patient was unhappy with the cosmetic appearance of the telangiectases.


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