Pterygium A Study Which Was Done on A Rural Based Population 1936-1937
Dr. Veena Bhardwaj,
K-3, Keshav Path, Ahinsa Circle, C–Scheme, Ashok Marg, Jaipur–302001, Rajasthan, India.
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Introduction: Pterygium is a fibrous growth seen in bulber conjunctiva. It is a non malignant growth which may cause visual impairment.
Material and Methods: Pterygium study was done on rural population in out patient department of NIMS Hospital and medical college, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India. Two hundred patients with 300 eyes which had Pterygium who attended the Eye OPD during 01/06/2011 to 01/03/2012 were taken for study. A detailed history, Visual Acuity, Refractive Status, Size of Pterygium and duration of the work which was done outdoors were recorded. All other physical illness were ruled out. The aim of the study is to find the incidence of Pterygium, male/female ratio, Comparison of size of Pterygium with duration of working hours in the outfield.
Conclusion: The maximum number of patients of pterygium were seen in the age group 20-60years and there is no difference in male/female ratio. The size of pterygium depends on their duration of working hours in outfield.