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Journal > Journal of the Indonesian Medical Association > Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor in Tears as Risk Factor to Pterygium Recurrence

 

Journal of the Indonesian Medical Association
Vol. 63 No. 3 March 2013
Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor in Tears as Risk Factor to Pterygium Recurrence
Saerang, Josefien Saartje Marie ( Faculty of Medicine Universitas Sam Ratulangi/Prof. R. D. Kandau Hospital, Manado)
Article Info   ABSTRACT
Published date:
31 Mar 2013
 
Introduction: The recurrence of pterygium is a major post-surgerycal problem. Surgical techniques and Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF) are thought to have influence on this phenomenon. The aim of the study was to analyze the role of VEGF as risk factor to the pterygium recurrence.Methods: The study design is a nested case control study. The total number of samples with 53patients with a total of 56 eyes. A number of 56 eyes operated on using the technique of limbalconjunctival Autograft (CLAG) technique using fibrin glue. Examination of Enzyme-linkedImmunosorbent Assay (ELISA) was performed on 30 eyes, while 26 eyes had not do periodicchecks for various reasons.Results: Of the 30 eyes were examined by ELISA, the results obtained by 23 eyes with high VEGF levels with 20 of them having pterygium regrowth. Meanwhile, the seven eyes with low VEGF levels, four of which are experiencing regrowth.Conclusion: Based on these results, we can conclude that the tears levels of VEGF that the tears level of VEGF are not significance to the eccurence of pterygium regrowth. J Indon Med Assoc. 2013;63:100-5.Keywords: Pterygium, recurrence, VEGF level
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