versão impressa ISSN 0004-2749versão On-line ISSN 1678-2925
Arq. Bras. Oftalmol. vol.59 no.6 São Paulo dez. 1996
We evaluated visual acuity and keratometry variations in twenty one patients that underwent surgery for pterygium removal. Measurements were performed preoperative, 1 and 3 months after surgery.
Uncorrected visual acuity improved in 16 (76,2%) patients. Seventeen (81%) patients presented significant reduction of corneal astigmatism.
Further studies are necessary to better understand the effects of pterygium on visual acuity.
Key words: Visual Acuity; Keratometry; Pterygium Surgery; Astigmatism