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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
33 years experience in Ophthalmology
Surgery: Surgery is curative in most cases of pterygium. See a corneal specialist for this surgery.

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A member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience in Ophthalmology
You cannot: Pterygium is a benign growth on the nasal and temporal side of the cornea. It has hereditary underpinnings, but is a response to wind and dust and su ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kurt Andreason
22 years experience in LASIK Surgery
Pterygium: Read about it on the internet. The can be removed by an eye surgeon (ophthalmologist) if they become symptomatic, change vision, grow extensively or ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Khachikian
20 years experience in Ophthalmology
Lubrication Steroids: Lubrication drops and mild steroids can help with a pterygium and associated inflammation. Usually treatment eventually requires surgical removal and ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
33 years experience in Ophthalmology
No: There is no medicine that will remove a pterygium. Surgery is required for this.
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience in Ophthalmology
See in the mirror: Pterygium is a benign, but sometimes icky looking growth on either side of the colored part of the eye (cornea) felt to be an exaggerated response to ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Occular Melanoma: Please see: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/eye-melanoma/basics/symptoms/con-20027875. I am not an eye doctor. Did not see this sympto ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jon Fishburn
29 years experience in Ophthalmology
No: No. Lasik is to help with refractive errors, whereas serpiginous chorioretinopathy is treated through medical approaches.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Witlin
45 years experience in LASIK Surgery
No: laser eye surgery such as lasik or prk is done on your cornea to correct your distance prescription. Floaters are condensations of protein located in ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Goren
31 years experience in Ophthalmology
Sometimes: It is a combination of an antibiotic and a steroid. It is sometimes used for pink eye.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Colin McCannel
29 years experience in Retinal Surgery
No: Pataday is an eyedrop to treat allergic conjunctivitis. Pink eye and allergic conjunctivitis can look the same, the main difference is that the aller ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience in Ophthalmology
Normal process: The vitreous is a gel that fills the back of the eye, holding everything in place (it is why boxers can do what they do). Starting in middle age, the ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
33 years experience in Ophthalmology
Yes: There are procedures for farsighted eyes and for nearsighted eyes as well. See an ophthalmologist to discuss your options.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Scartozzi
18 years experience in Retinal Surgery
See an eye doctor: A pterygium can be surgically removed it causes blurred vision or chronic ocular irritation. If it does not cause these things, it can be observed. Sp ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matheson Harris
15 years experience in Ophthalmology
3 different eye part: The cornea is the clear window on the front of your eye, behind which is the iris, or colored part. It is a major part of what focuses light on the r ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Hines
23 years experience in Family Medicine
Speak to surgeon: There are many options that your surgeon should discuss with you.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience in Ophthalmology
Conjunctival growth: This is a benign conjunctival growth most commonly on the nasal side of the eye (s) but can also be on the temporal side. Most are slow growing in re ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matheson Harris
15 years experience in Ophthalmology
None: No eye drop has been shown to improve cataracts, despite a few that advertise as much.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Bradley
17 years experience in LASIK Surgery
Yes: Yes. It is fine to wear makeup since it will not affect your pterygium.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ari Weitzner
32 years experience in Ophthalmology
Nope: Only surgery.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
33 years experience in Ophthalmology
No: Pterygium is caused by sun exposure.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Bradley
17 years experience in LASIK Surgery
Not usually: Laser eye or implant surgery will correct your prescription but strabismus will likely persist. Muscle surgery may be needed. On the other hand, if ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Damien Luviano
17 years experience in Ophthalmology
Several : Lasers are used extensively in medicine. In ophthalmology they are used across many fields. In refractive surgery they are used to make cataract surge ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Victor Bello
51 years experience in Ophthalmology
Iris: The iris, with its hole in the center: the pupil, in in constant motion by the effect of light entering the eye, containing circular and radial muscle ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Eyeball feature: This is a yellowish patch of cells occasionally seen on the surface conjunctiva of the eyeball.More often on the nasal side, if present it is usually ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Beth Friedland
41 years experience in Ophthalmology
Yes!: Patients with hinning corneas, either from keratoconus or other causes, are often good candidates for scleral lenses because they rest on the sclera a ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jessica Fleishman
32 years experience in Ophthalmology
No: Redness in the eye could be contact lens intolerance, allergy, inflammation, and many other things that no doctor can diagnose without a proper eye ex ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Hines
23 years experience in Family Medicine
Certainly: Ophthalmologists remove them all the time. However, the only time you really need to have it removed is when it occludes the visual field, so most th ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Bradley
17 years experience in LASIK Surgery
Medication: Pterygia can be treated with topical and local anti-inflammatory medications and lubricating eye drops.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Shatz
25 years experience in Ophthalmology
Surgery: The only treatment that works for pterygium is surgical removal. Eye drops do not help, nor does wearing sunglasses.
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
55 years experience in Pediatrics
Pterygium: A pterygium is a fibrous conjunctival tissue growth on the cornea that is fairly common. Surgical removal is relatively straightforward but recurrence ... Read More
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience in Ophthalmology
Possibly: Pterygium, a non-malignant growth next to the cornea, has a modest hereditary component. If you are exposed to the same environmental influences -sun ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Olivia Liao
30 years experience in Ophthalmology
Nail pterygium: See dermatologist. Reference: pterygium due to scarring in nail matrix. Characteristic of lichen planus (image) but may occur in stevens-johnson sy ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Hines
23 years experience in Family Medicine
Certainly: Ophthalmologists remove them all the time. However, the only time you really need to have it removed is when it occludes the visual field, so most th ... Read More

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