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Table 1 Clinical features of patients presenting with pterygium

From: Characteristics and recurrence of pterygium in Saudi Arabia: a single center study with a long follow‐up

Characteristics n = 292
Age groups < 50 123 (42.1 %)
50–70 134 (45.9 %)
> 70 35 (12 %)
Mean age (years) 53.32 ± 14.12
Median age (years) 53
Age range (years) 18–92
Gender Male 222 (76 %)
Female 70 (24 %)
BMI Underweight 4 (1.4 %)
Normal 75 (25.7 %)
Overweight 102 (34.9 %)
Obese 111 (38 %)
Mean BMI ±SD 28.81 ± 5.48
Smoking Status Nonsmoker 270 (92.5 %)
Smoker 22 (7.5 %)
Ophthalmic Characteristics
 Eye Involvement Unilateral 237 (81.2 %)
Bilateral 55 (18.8 %)
Dryness 86 (29.5 %)
Systemic Comorbidities
 Diabetes mellitus 88 (30.1 %)
 Hypertension 100 (34.2 %)
 Dyslipidemia 127 (43.5 %)
Treatment Options
 Observation 198 (67.8 %)
 Surgery Overall operated cases 94 (32.2 %)
CAG 19 (20.2)
CAG + MMC 0.02 % 64 (68.1)
AMG 11 (11.7)
  1. BMI Body mass index, CAG Conjunctival autograft, MMC Mitomycin C, AMG Amniotic membrane graft