Primary Pterygium in a 7-Year-Old Boy: A Report of a Rare Case and Dilemma of its Management
Raja Azmi Mohd. Noor, (2003) Primary Pterygium in a 7-Year-Old Boy: A Report of a Rare Case and Dilemma of its Management. Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences, 10 (2). pp. 91-92. ISSN 1394195X
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Universiti Sains Malaysia, School of Medical Sciences, Dept. of Ophthalmology
Primary pterygium in children is uncommon but is associated with severe visual problems . Astigmatism is the main visual problem caused by pterygium. Significant amounts of astigmatism occur long before a pterygium encroaches the visual axis. Early surgical intervention is safe and effective. It is associated with significant visual improvement in outcome. This is a case report on seven-year-old Malay boy who presented with a growth over nasal aspect of the right eye of 1 year duration. His right eye visual acuity is affected up to 6/12. The dilemma pased to early surgical interview is the high rate of recurrancean the young age group. This problem is highlighted in this case report.
|Keywords:||Pterygium, astigmatism, Growth over nasal area, ophthamology|
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