ANALYSIS OF CORNEAL ASTIGMATISM IN PATIENTS WITH PTERYG

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Padmini. S, Balakrishnan. M

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Pterygium is a fairly common ocular condition which can have a significant effect on visual acuity and quality of vision due toits warping effect on corneal topography andas a consequence on the induced astigmatism. Our study demonstrated that the length of thepterygiumcorrelates with the amount ofhours spent insunlight. UV exposure causes the alteration of limbal stem cellsandfibroblaststhat contribute to the initiation of pterygia and the induction of various pro-inflammatory cytokines, growth factors and matrix metalloproteinases that promote the progression of pterygia. Most of our patients did not use sun protection of any kind and as a result had more UV exposure

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Padmini. S, Balakrishnan. M. (2021). ANALYSIS OF CORNEAL ASTIGMATISM IN PATIENTS WITH PTERYG. Annals of the Romanian Society for Cell Biology, 2505–2523. Retrieved from https://www.annalsofrscb.ro/index.php/journal/article/view/362
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