How is it treated?
Conservative treatment is used until the symptoms become unacceptable, when a day surgery procedure (around 10 minutes) under local anaesthetics is used to remove the pterygium and recurrence is minimized with a patch conjunctival autograft and tissue glue.
Our surgeons would be able to discuss this in more details during the consultations.
What is it?
Associated with exposure to strong sunlight and dry hot environments, the surface 'skin' layer of the eye (Conjunctiva) degenerates to become a Pterygium, an elevated yellow-pink wing-shaped lesion which extends onto the cornea and may interfere with vision. Symptoms may include loss of vision, redness, irritation, poor cosmesis, grittiness and dry eyes.