Dystrophic calcification of the sclera following pterygium surgery with adjunctive beta-irradiation: Case report of the surgical management

African Vision and Eye Health


 
 
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Title Dystrophic calcification of the sclera following pterygium surgery with adjunctive beta-irradiation: Case report of the surgical management
 
Creator Höllhumer, Roland
 
Subject Ophthalmology, anterior segment, cornea pterygium; beta-irradiation; strontium-90; dystrophic calcification; scleritis; scleromalacia
Description The purpose of this article was to report a late complication of adjuvant beta-radiation after pterygium surgery. This is a case report of a 56-year-old black female patient who presented with an infectious scleritis associated with scleral necrosis and dystrophic calcification. She had undergone pterygium surgery with adjuvant beta-irradiation six years before. She was managed with topical antibiotics and patch graft, with a good outcome. Beta-radiation is associated with visually significant long-term complications and should be avoided. We recommend an excision with extended tenonectomy and free autograft as the procedure of choice.
 
Publisher AOSIS
 
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Date 2020-09-21
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion — Case study
Format text/html application/epub+zip text/xml application/pdf
Identifier 10.4102/aveh.v79i1.566
 
Source African Vision and Eye Health; Vol 79, No 1 (2020); 4 pages 2410-1516 2413-3183
 
Language eng
 
Relation https://avehjournal.org/index.php/aveh/article/view/566/1312 https://avehjournal.org/index.php/aveh/article/view/566/1311 https://avehjournal.org/index.php/aveh/article/view/566/1313 https://avehjournal.org/index.php/aveh/article/view/566/1310
 
Coverage South Africa, Gauteng, Soweto — —
Rights Copyright (c) 2020 Roland Hollhumer https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0