n South African Medical Journal - Rotational conjunctival flap surgery reduces recurrence of pterygium : scientific letter

Volume 100, Issue 11
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



The ocular condition called pterygium (also known as web eye) is a triangular patch of hypertrophied subconjunctival tissue extending from the medial canthus of the eye to the border of the cornea or beyond, with the apex pointing towards the pupil. It is one of the most common conditions of the conjunctiva, and surgery to remove pterygia is practised widely.

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