Suﬀering from these symptoms?
A painless slightly raised, wedge-shaped growth on the corner of the eye
Chronic irritation or redness
What is a pterygium?
This fleshy, triangular, membranous growth usually grows from the inner corner of the eye and towards the cornea. Pterygiae are more likely to develop in people who spend a lot of time in the sun.
How is it treated?
Treatment depends on the size of the pterygium, whether it is growing and the symptoms it is causing. Small pterygia are generally treated conservatively with lubricants or a mild anti-inflammatory drop to reduce swelling and redness. If surgery is required, various Pterygium removal techniques are available.
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