The Risk Factors of Pterygium Development: A Hospital-Based Study

Demirok A., Cinal A., Yener H. I., Yasar T., Kilic A.

ANNALS OF OPHTHALMOLOGY, vol.40, no.2, pp.103-106, 2008 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 40 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.103-106
  • Van Yüzüncü Yıl University Affiliated: Yes


We evaluated the risk factors for pterygium development in Eastern Turkey. Mean protrusion value of all eyes with pterygium (all eyes in bilateral pterygium subgroups and only eyes with pterygium in unilateral pterygium subgroup, n = 130) was 16.76 +/- 2.69 mm. In all cases pterygium occurred in the eye that had greater protrusion value suggesting greater protrusion degree might be a risk factor.