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Pterygium Summary

Description: An abnormal triangular fold of membrane in the interpalpebral fissure, extending from the conjunctiva to the cornea, being immovably united to the cornea at its apex, firmly attached to the sclera throughout its middle portion, and merged with the conjunctiva at its base. (Dorland, 27th ed)

Also Known As: Pterygiums

Networked: 1052 relevant articles (131 outcomes, 181 trials/studies) for this Disease

Key Drugs and Agents for Pterygium

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Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to treatments:
  1. Mitomycin (Mitomycin-C) : 43 outcomes 37 studies in 221 results : FDA 7 Generic
  2. Fibrin Tissue Adhesive (Fibrin Sealant) : 13 outcomes 6 studies in 60 results : IBA
  3. bevacizumab : 11 outcomes 9 studies in 35 results : FDA 2
  4. Fluorouracil (Carac) : 8 outcomes 5 studies in 18 results : FDA 33 Generic
  5. Lidocaine (Xylocaine) : 4 outcomes 3 studies in 8 results : FDA 168 Generic
  6. tranilast (N 5') : 3 outcomes in 9 results : IBA
  7. Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor A (Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor) : 2 outcomes 7 studies in 26 results : IBA
  8. Cosmetics : 2 outcomes 2 studies in 17 results : IBA
  9. Indomethacin (Indometacin) : 2 outcomes 2 studies in 2 results : FDA 56 Generic
  10. Dexamethasone (Maxidex) : 2 outcomes 1 study in 6 results : FDA 77 Generic
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Diseases Related to Pterygium

  1. Glaucoma
  2. Cataract (Cataracts)
  3. Cicatrix (Scar)
  4. Pain (Aches)
  5. Scleritis (Episcleritis)
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Key Therapies for Pterygium

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  1. Transplantation (Transplant Recipients) : 20 outcomes 17 studies in 131 results
  2. Autologous Transplantation : 13 outcomes 7 studies in 73 results
  3. Transplants (Transplant) : 12 outcomes 18 studies in 140 results
  4. Sutures (Suture) : 6 outcomes 3 studies in 52 results
  5. Injections : 3 outcomes 3 studies in 10 results
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