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in my eye is something. is this pterygium?

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Dr. Robert Chang
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Have it looked at: Need a photo or description to help try to figure it out.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Looks like what?: Pterygia are generally asymptomatic growths starting medially or laterally in the eye and in advanced stages can overgrow the cornea affecting vision. Most are quiescent but some get inflammed and make the eye red. If this is what you have, your ophthalmologist can advise you. If it is different than youneed an answer from your ophthalmologist.
Dr. Jay Bradley
LASIK Surgery 18 years experience
Maybe: A pterygium is an overgrowth of tissue from the conjunctiva onto the cornea caused by exposure to ultraviolet light. Other lesion can look similarly so i would see an eye doctor for further evaluation.
Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
Pterygium: Pterygium:very common, abnormal growth of clear covering (conjunctiva) of white part of the eye (sclera) over the cornea (window of the eye). If severe and causing discomfort or red, it can be removed with surgery. It is generally benign. It is due to excess sun/UV exposure usually. Prevention is only remedy. Avoid sun (sunglasses, hat); avoid smoking. Natural rx info: see eyedoc2020.blogspot.com

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