Pseudopterygium: An Algorithm Approach Based on the Current Evidence

Facundo Urbinati, Davide Borroni, Marina Rodríguez-Calvo-de-Mora, José María Sánchez-González (Coresponding Author), María García-Lorente, Francisco Zamorano-Martín, Rahul Rachwani-Anil, Santiago Ortiz-Pérez, Vito Romano, Carlos Rocha-de-Lossada

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    Pseudopterygium is a non-progressive conjunctival adhesion to the peripheral cornea secondary to a corneal-limbus damage. According to the literature, the main etiology is a previous eye trauma. Nevertheless, this could be biased by the existence of other underdiagnosed causes of pseudopterygium, some of which may have severe consequences for the integrity of the eye and patient’s life. This comprehensive literature review was performed based on a search on the PubMed and Google Scholar databases of relevant pseudopterygium published papers according to our current knowledge and seeks to gather the existing evidence about its diverse etiologies and clinical features, as well as to propose a diagnostic algorithm to simplify its correct approach.

    Original languageEnglish
    Article number1843
    Issue number8
    Publication statusPublished - Aug 2022


    • limbus
    • ocular burn
    • ocular trauma
    • pseudopterygium
    • pterygium

    Field of Science*

    • 3.2 Clinical medicine

    Publication Type*

    • 1.1. Scientific article indexed in Web of Science and/or Scopus database


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