Archivos de la Sociedad Española de Oftalmología
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PASTOR-VIVAS, A.I. et al. Quantifying and classifying postsurgical pain in pterygium surgery with conjunctival autografts. Arch Soc Esp Oftalmol [online]. 2011, vol.86, n.6, pp.176-179. ISSN 0365-6691.
Objective: Quantify and define post-surgical pain after pterygium surgery with conjunctival autografts. Material and methods: The study included 17 patients. The parameters analysed were, gender, age, pterygium TCL classification, primary characteristics or relapse, usage of isolated tissue adhesive or extra fixation with stitches. A visual analogue pain scale was used immediately after surgery, on the days 2 and 3 post-surgery, and the characteristics of the pain and the frequency of it in days 2 and 3 following the surgery. Results: A total of 17 eyes of 17 patients were operated. The majority of patients (52.9%) showed moderate pain on the visual analogue scale immediately after surgery. On day 2 after surgery the pain level was mild in the majority of patients with characteristics of sharp pain and lash pain predominantly. On day 3 after surgery, mild pain was also predominant, with characteristics of stinging and lash pain in majority of patients. Conclusions: Using scales and pain characteristics we can quantify and define post-surgical pain after pterygium surgery with conjunctival auto-grafts resection immediately after surgery and in the following days.
Palabras clave : Post-surgical pain; Pterygium surgery; Conjunctival autografts.