Pterygium Excision



Pinguecula and Pterygium are common, non-cancerous growths on the cornea (clear part of the eye) and conjunctiva (white of the eye) likely caused by exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light. Chronic ocular surface inflammation from dry eye, allergies, wind and dust can further aggravate the area. They are often seen in patients with extended time spent in the sun without protection.

These growths are usually not serious and can be safely removed by our experienced eye surgeons. Reasons for seeking surgical management may be unrelenting symptoms of foreign body sensation/ eye irritation, growth into the visual axis, or induced irregular astigmatism limiting best correction visual potential.

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