Vestn. oftal'mol. volume 133, issue 5, P76 2017 DOI: 10.17116/oftalma2017133576-83 View Full Text
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S. A. Malozhen, S. V. Trufanov, D. A. Krakhmaleva

Abstract: Pterygium is a degenerative condition characterized by fibrovascular outgrowth of conjunctiva over the cornea. Many theories exist that try to explain its pathogenesis. The current belief is that this disease is multifactorial with ultraviolet radiation being the most important trigger. Attention is also paid to such factors as tear film changes, cytokines and growth factors disbalance, immunologic disturbances, genetic mutations, and viral infections. Modern classifications consider the rate of fibrovascular …

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