ISSN: 2459 - 1777 | E-ISSN 2587-0394
Histopathological Evaluation of Pterygium Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus [Beyoglu Eye J]
Beyoglu Eye J. 2020; 5(2): 122-128 | DOI: 10.14744/bej.2020.43434

Histopathological Evaluation of Pterygium Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

Ozgur Erogul1, Leyla Eryigit Erogul2, Nilay Sen Korkmaz3, Fatih Celik4, Mustafa Dogan1, Hamidu Hamisi Gobeka2
1Department of Ophthalmology, Afyonkarahisar Health Sciences University, Afyonkarahisar, Turkey
2Department of Ophthalmology, Afyonkarahisar State Hospital, Afyonkarahisar, Turkey
3Department of Pathology, Afyonkarahisar Health Sciences University, Afyonkarahisar, Turkey
4Department of Pathology, Afyonkarahisar State Hospital, Afyonkarahisar, Turkey

INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study was to histopathologically compare patients with and without diabetes mellitus who underwent pterygium excision.
METHODS: In this retrospective case-control study, 60 patients with a history of pterygium excision were divided into 2 groups: those with DM and those without DM. Histopathological findings (squamous metaplasia, dysplasia, inflammation, fibrinoid changes, and vascularization) were compared.
RESULTS: The mean age of the 60 patients (females, 54.5%) included in the study was 58.6±12.8 years. The mean age was 53.7±13.7 years in the patients with DM and 63.6±9.6 years in the patients without DM. There were no significant differences in the excised pterygium tissues in terms of squamous metaplasia, dysplasia, fibrinoid changes, inflammation, or vascularization.
DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSION: There was no histopathological difference in the pterygium tissue in patients with DM.

Keywords: Diabetes mellitus, inflammation, pterygium, vascularization.

Ozgur Erogul, Leyla Eryigit Erogul, Nilay Sen Korkmaz, Fatih Celik, Mustafa Dogan, Hamidu Hamisi Gobeka. Histopathological Evaluation of Pterygium Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus. Beyoglu Eye J. 2020; 5(2): 122-128

Corresponding Author: Ozgur Erogul, Türkiye
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