2020–2021 BCSC Basic and Clinical Science Course™
8 External Disease and Cornea
Chapter 13: Therapeutic Interventions for Ocular Surface Disorders
Leaving bare sclera after pterygium excision is associated with higher morbidity and recurrence rates than covering the defect.
The recurrence rate after pterygium surgery may be lower with a conjunctival graft than with amniotic membrane.
Tissue glue can be used effectively to secure a conjunctival graft.
Lateral tarsorrhaphy is the most underutilized procedure for treatment of problems arising from corneal surface disease.
Excerpted from BCSC 2020-2021 series: Section 10 - Glaucoma. For more information and to purchase the entire series, please visit https://www.aao.org/bcsc.