Annals of Ophthalmology

, Volume 38, Issue 3, pp 235–238

Effect of pterygium excision by limbal conjunctival auotografting on tear function tests

Original Article

DOI: 10.1007/s12009-006-0011-4

Cite this article as:
Kiliç, A. & Gürler, B. Ann Ophthalmol (2006) 38: 235. doi:10.1007/s12009-006-0011-4


We investigated the effects of pterygium excision using the limbal conjunctival autografting technique on the tear function tests in 14 eyes of 13 patients. Since no difference was found in the Schirmer and tear break-up time tests at one and six months postoperative vs preoperative pterygium excision does not affect tear function test results during short-term follow up.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.SanliurfaTurkey
  2. 2.Harran University Research Hospital Eye ClinicSanliurfaTurkey
  3. 3.Department of Ophthalmology, Faculty of MedicineGaziantep UniversityGaziantepTurkey