Primary pterygium recurrence time

Rahamim Avisar*, Aharon Arnon, Erez Avisar, Dov Weinberger

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Background: The time to recurrence after surgical removal of primary pterygium (pterygium) and the association between the rate of recurrence and the postoperative interval remain unclear. Objectives: To determine the amount of follow-up time needed to identify recurrence in patients after surgical removal of pterygium. Methods: We reviewed the files of 143 patients (143 eyes) with recurrent pterygium to determine the interval from surgery to recurrence. Results: Almost all (91.6%) of the recurrences appeared by 360 days after surgery. Conclusions: One year is the optimal follow-up time to identify recurrence of pterygium.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)836-837
Number of pages2
JournalIsrael Medical Association Journal
Issue number11
StatePublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes


  • Primary pterygium
  • Recurrence time
  • Recurrent pterygium


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