Neoplasia

Pterygium in patients from Goiânia, Goiás, Brazil

G. Mdos Reis, A. Júnior, deP. R., Silva, K. S. Fe, Rodrigues, D. A., Gomes, M. C. S., Martins, J. V. M., da Costa, I. R., Freitas, G. A., and Moura, K. K. O., Pterygium in patients from Goiânia, Goiás, Brazil, vol. 14, pp. 6182-6188, 2015.

Pterygium is an inflammatory and degenerative ocular surface disease in which the conjunctiva on the cornea grows to form a fibrous tissue in the shape of a triangle. The disorder may be characterized by cell proliferation, inflammatory processes, fibrosis, angiogenesis, and destruction of the extracellular matrix. The anomaly is considered a degenerative eye disease and is erroneously confused with cataract.

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