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Inverse globe retraction syndrome complicating recurrent pterygium
  1. A O Khan
  1. Correspondence to: A O Khan King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital, PO Box 7191 Riyadh, Saudi Arabia;

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Often larger and more aggressive than the original lesion, recurrent pterygia can cause visual symptoms that are most often secondary to their mechanical effects on the cornea.1 We report a case of inverse globe retraction syndrome (that is, retraction during abduction) due to the restrictive effect of a recurrent pterygium and the management of this complication.

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A 28 year old man without a medical history or ocular symptoms underwent pterygium excision in his left eye with a superotemporal conjunctival autograft and intraoperative mitomyocin C. Three weeks postoperatively, he noted a feeling of pressure in the left eye and …

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