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The use of Fibrin glue to place conjunctival graft will be as effective as suturing the graft, but will require much less operative time and will be better tolerated by the patients.
Suturing a conjunctival auto-graft has become one of the most popular and effective methods in preventing recurrence. However suturing requires long operative time (10-20 minutes with removal alone less than 5 minutes) and requires sutures removal after 1-2 weeks which is very inconvenient to the patient.
Using Fibrin Glue (Quixil) has been used in several places in pterygium surgery and we believe it will be as effective as suturing the graft, will use much less OR time (reduce surgery time from 40 minutes to 20-25 minutes) and will be less expensive since 2 ml glue (around 80US$) suffice for 10 cases, while one vicryl suture costs around 34 US$.
Allocation: Randomized, Control: Active Control, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment
Fibrin Glue, Quixil, Suture
Sheba Medical Center
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-07-23T21:08:32-0400
To evaluate the recurrence and postoperative complications rates after conjunctival autograft surgery using fibrin adhesive for primary pterygium
Pterygium is a fibrovascular wing shaped encroachment of conjunctival fold on to the cornea with elastotic degeneration of a subconjunctival tissue, The standard treatment for pterygium is...
Fibrin glue is widely used in ophthalmology for homeostasis and tissue recovery. It is commonly used in ocular surface surgeries such as pterygium removal and conjunctival lesions excision...
The purpose of this study is to compared between conventional pterygium excision and AMT transplantation with suture and with fibrin glue.
Pterygium is a noncancerous growth of the conjunctival tissue over the cornea. It is a progressive disease that may lead to visual impairment in advanced stages, as well as restriction of ...
To evaluate the efficacy of a releasable single suture for pterygium excision with a conjunctival autograft (CAG).
To assess long-term efficacy and safety of self-made cryopreservative fibrin glue (SMC) applied in pterygium surgery.
To evaluate the efficacy and safety of adjunctive fibrin tissue glue in the treatment of complex epithelial ingrowth after laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK).
To describe the technique and present 2 cases of a combined conjunctival limbal autograft (CLAU) and living-related conjunctival limbal allograft (lr-CLAL) procedure for treatment of severe unilateral...
We evaluated the efficacy of low-voltage coagulation (LVC) with polyglycolic acid (PGA) sheets (Neoveil, GUNZE Ltd., Japan) and fibrin glue to control intraoperative alveolar air leaks after lung surg...
Glycosylated proteins which are part of the salivary glue that Drosophila larvae secrete as a means of fixing themselves to an external substrate for the duration of the pre-pupal and pupal period.
Implants used in arthroscopic surgery and other orthopedic procedures to attach soft tissue to bone. One end of a suture is tied to soft tissue and the other end to the implant. The anchors are made of a variety of materials including titanium, stainless steel, or absorbable polymers.
Agents that affect the function of FIBRIN in BLOOD COAGULATION. They used as COAGULANTS for HEMORRHAGE or ANTICOAGULANTS for THROMBOSIS.
Corneal and conjunctival dryness due to deficient tear production, predominantly in menopausal and post-menopausal women. Filamentary keratitis or erosion of the conjunctival and corneal epithelium may be caused by these disorders. Sensation of the presence of a foreign body in the eye and burning of the eyes may occur.
Soluble protein fragments formed by the proteolytic action of plasmin on fibrin or fibrinogen. FDP and their complexes profoundly impair the hemostatic process and are a major cause of hemorrhage in intravascular coagulation and fibrinolysis.
Ophthalmology is the branch of medicine that is devoted to the study and treatment of eye diseases. As well as mild visual defects correctable by lenses, ophthalmology is concerned with glaucoma, uveitis and other serious conditions affecting the eye, ...