No-stitch Pterygium/Autograft Surgery:
The abnormal tissue is removed and the defect that remains is closed with tissue from underneath the eyelid. This is glued in place with a modern tissue adhesive called TISSEEL. After about a week the adhesive dissolves with no residue at all. Advantages of this technique are:
- Time spent in theatre is between 10-15 minutes shorter per eye.
- Post operative pain and recovery is improved.
- (Most important) Postoperative results are better than previous techniques with the recurrence less than 2% (with routine techniques it is 10-15%
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