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Journal of Surgery and Trauma 2015, 3(1 and 2): 30-32 Back to browse issues page
Treatment of recurrent pterygium with topical administration of interferon alpha-2b: A case report
Mohammad Hossien Davari , Hoda Ghitasi, Esmat Davari
Birjand Atherosclerosis and Coronary Artery Research Center, Birjand University of Medical Science, Birjand, Iran Birjand University of Medical Sciences
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Pterygium is characterized by an elastic degeneration of the conjunctiva that extends across the limbos and invades the cornea. The recurrence rate is varied from 25-80% after primary closure to 6% with free conjunctival and Iimbal grafts. Several adjunctive therapies have been investigated for recurrent pte¬rygium. This article presents a 52-year-old athletic man who was seen for evaluation of a recurrent lesion in his right eye and treated with topical administration of IFN-α-2b (Intron A, Schering Plough, Kenilworth, NJ), 1 million units/mL 4 times a day as eye drops.  

Keywords: Recurrent pterygium, Interferon alpha-2b, Topical administration
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Type of Study: case report |
Received: 2015/10/24 | Accepted: 2016/01/10 | Published: 2016/02/11
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Davari M H, Ghitasi H, Davari E. Treatment of recurrent pterygium with topical administration of interferon alpha-2b: A case report . Journal of Surgery and Trauma . 2015; 3 (1 and 2) :30-32
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