HORTZ reports a number of cases in which he has filled in the space left after the excision of large pterygia by grafts from the skin behind the ear. He makes the graft a little smaller than the denuded space, in the horizontal direction. Both eyes are bandaged for 48 hours. In four reported cases there was but one failure.
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A look at the past . . .. Arch Ophthalmol. 1999;117(1):116. doi:10.1001/archopht.117.1.116