Relation between different grades of pterygium and amount of induced corneal astigmatism

Different grades of pterygium


  • Bilal Khan Department of Allied Health Sciences, Superior University, Lahore
  • Ahmed Sohail Department of Allied Health Sciences, Superior University, Lahore
  • Tallat Anwar Faridi Institute Of Public Health, FAHS, University Of Lahore, Lahore
  • Ubaidullah Jan Department of Allied Health Sciences, Superior University, Lahore
  • Fatima Zahid Department of Allied Health Sciences, Superior University, Lahore
  • Ishrat Parveen Department Of Zoology, University of The Punjab, Lahore



Pterygium and Astigmatism, Grades of pterygium, Amount of astigmatism


Pterygium is more prevalent among people exposed to ultraviolet (UV) light. It occurs more often in people who live in warm climates and spend a lot of time outdoors in sunny or windy environments Objective: To determine and the relation of different grade of pterygium with amount of induced corneal astigmatism Methodology: This observational study was done in The Layton Rahmatulla Benevolent Trust (LRBT) hospital Multan road Lahore. A self-designed Performa was filled after clinically examining the patients. Frequency distribution/percentages of data were described, simple frequency tables and cross tables were formed to calculate the statistical results Results: A total patients 50 with grades of pterygium and induce amount of astigmatism.  There 31(62.0%) were male and 19(38.0%) were female and the mean age of the patient is 2.5. 21(42.0%) patients were grade 1 pterygium and 21(42.0%) patients were grade 2 and 8(16.0%) patents have grade 3 pterygium.  The amount of astigmatism in grade 1 from 0.00 to 1.00 DC is 17(34.0%) patients, from 1.00 to 2.00 DC are 2(4.0%) patients and from 2.00 to 4.00 DC are 2 (4.0%). In grade 2 from 1.00 to 2.00 DC are 10(20.0%) patients, from 2.00 to 4.00 DC are 10(20.0%) patients and from greater than 4.00 DC 1(2.0%). In grade 3 from 1.00 to 2.00 DC are 2(4.0%) patients, from 2.00 to 4.00 DC are 4(8.0%) patients and from greater than 4.00 DC are 2(4.0%) patients Conclusions: Result show that the present study verifies that as the pterygium reaches more than 1.00mm in size from the limbus it induce with the rule astigmatism and pterygium size increases, the amount of induced astigmatism also increases with direct proportion.


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How to Cite

Khan, B., Sohail, A. ., Faridi, T. A. ., Jan, U. ., Zahid, F. ., & Parveen, I. . (2021). Relation between different grades of pterygium and amount of induced corneal astigmatism: Different grades of pterygium. Pakistan BioMedical Journal, 4(2), 59–63.



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