pseudopterygium

pseudopterygium

 [soo″do-tĕ-rij´e-um]
an adhesion of the conjunctiva to the cornea following a burn or other injury.

pseu·do·pte·ryg·i·um

(sū'dō-tĕ-rij'ē-ŭm), Although p in the diphthong pt is normally silent only at the beginning of a word, it is usually silent in this word also.
Adhesion of the conjunctiva to the cornea, occurring after injury.

pseu·do·pter·yg·i·um

(sū'dō-tĕr-ij'ē-ŭm)
Adhesion of the conjunctiva to the cornea, occurring after injury.

pseudopterygium 

A fold of conjunctiva that has become attached to the cornea as a result of injury or ulcer near the limbus. Hard contact lens wear has occasionally given rise to pseudopterygium: refitting with soft contact lenses may then be indicated. In the case of pseudopterygium a probe can be passed beneath it near the limbus, whereas this is impossible in true pterygium.
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* Patients with pseudopterygium, recurrent pterygium or bilateral pterygium.
Pseudopterygium excised as perforation is a common complication, lamellar grafts have been advocated if it happens.
Symblepharon, pseudopterygium und partielles ankyloblepharon als folgen feliner herpes keratokoncjunktivitis.
There was no evidence of any limbal scar or pseudopterygium noted in the donor area in our study patients.
A form of variable astigmatism induced by pseudopterygium. Ophthalsurg laser 1986;17(12):794-795.
At last follow- up, 7(63.6%) eyes had an improvement in best corrected visual acuity and was maintained in 4(36.7%) eyes postoperative complications in the form of pseudopterygium formation (5eyes), corneal dellen (1 eye) and recurrence was seen in 2(18.2%) eyes, recurrences were across the graft, non-progressive and did not require further surgery.
Failure to recognise this pseudopterygium may cause unnecessary removal thus corneal perforation (8).