n South African Medical Journal - Relationships of heredity and dry eye with pterygia in black African patients : scientific letters
|Article Title||Relationships of heredity and dry eye with pterygia in black African patients : scientific letters|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Medical Journal|
|Author||Peter Anguria, Sam Ntuli and Trevor Carmichael|
|Publication Date||Feb 2011|
|Keyword(s)||University of Limpopo and University of the Witwatersrand|
To the Editor: Pterygium is a wing-shaped fibrovascular growth of the conjunctiva across the limbus onto the cornea. Although a hereditary influence on pterygium formation is recognised and a report of possible genetic influence in white South Africans has been published, little is known about these factors in black African populations.
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