Could you have a Pterygium?
Check to see if you have any of the following Pterygium symptoms:
- Appearance of Fleshy Growth
- Gritty feeling
- Sensation of a foreign body in the eye
- Blurred vision
We can help.
What is a Pterygium?
A pterygium is a fleshy, wedge shaped growth that resides on the corenea of the eye. The growth usually begins on the outer edge of the eye and extends towards the center. They are slow to grow and during this process can appear red and swollen. In many instances they can stabilize and not cause a problem but if it grows over the center of the cornea, vision loss will result.
Pterygiums are often caused by long term exposure to ultraviolet sunlight and chronic dry eye conditions. This is more oftentimes
found with people that spend a lot of time outdoors and constantly exposed to wind, dust, and sun. They are found 3 times more often in males than females.
If redness and irritaion is prevalent, then drops can be administered to reduce the inflamation and relieve dryness. Surgery is necessary if vision is impaired.
Have Dr. Newman determine what is right for you.