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Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences
School of Medical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia
ISSN: 1394-195X
Vol. 10, No. 2, 2003, pp. 91-92
Bioline Code: mj03029
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences, Vol. 10, No. 2, 2003, pp. 91-92

 en CASE REPORT - Primary pterygium in a 7-year-old boy: A report of a rare case and dilemma of its management
Raja Azmi Mohd Noor

Abstract

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

 
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