A STUDY ON PREVALENCE OF PTERYGIUM IN A TERTIARY PRIVATE TEACHING HOSPITAL

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Dr. Rajani

Abstract

Introduction: Exact etiology and pathogenesis of pterygium remains unclear, but it is more common in people with excessive outdoor exposure to sunlight and wind, such as those who work outdoors.


Materials & Methods: To analyze the epidemiology and prevalence of pterygium in a hospital-based study in Department of Ophthalmology, Fathima Institute of Medical Sciences, Kadapa. The study period was from May 2017 to April 2018. 50 study subjects with pterygium were studied.


Results: A cross-section hospital-based, observational study was conducted. Among the study subjects the maximum prevalence were from ≥60 year age group (36%), followed by 40-60 year age group (34%).


Keywords: Prevalence, Pterygium, Kadapa

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Rajani, D. (2019). A STUDY ON PREVALENCE OF PTERYGIUM IN A TERTIARY PRIVATE TEACHING HOSPITAL. International Journal of Medical and Biomedical Studies, 3(10). https://doi.org/10.32553/ijmbs.v3i10.591
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