Clinical ScienceRecurrence Rate and Complications of Pterygium Extended Removal Followed by Extended Conjunctival TransplantCornelius, Curtis R. MDAuthor Information Eye Department, ABQ Health Partners, Albuquerque, NM. Reprints: Curtis R. Cornelius, MD, 26 Calle Del Sol, Placitas, NM 87043 (e-mail: [email protected]). The author has no funding or conflicts of interest to disclose. Received July 03, 2016 Received in revised form August 02, 2016 Accepted August 02, 2016 Cornea: January 2017 - Volume 36 - Issue 1 - p 101-103 doi: 10.1097/ICO.0000000000001026 Buy Metrics Abstract Purpose: Independent evaluation of efficacy of P.E.R.F.E.C.T. for PTERYGIUM technique in preventing recurrence after pterygium surgery. Methods: Sixty consecutive cases of primary pterygium excision were performed between November 2006 and April 2012 using the P.E.R.F.E.C.T. for PTERYGIUM technique. Results: Fifty-four (90%) cases were followed up for at least 1 year, and 58 (97%) were followed up for at least 6 months. There was 1 recurrence (1.6%) and 1 complication of an avascular translucent mass. Conclusions: To the author's knowledge, this is the first independent report on this technique in the US literature. It verifies that the recurrence rate is very low using the P.E.R.F.E.C.T. for PTERYGIUM technique. Copyright © 2017 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.