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A 27-year-old female asked:

there is a pinkish tissue developing on the corner of both my eyes. i have read that it is possibly pterygium. any natural remedies?

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Dr. Andrea Kossler
Ophthalmology 15 years experience
Sun protection: Pterygia are benign growths on the conjunctiva (lining of the eye) which are exacerbated by the sun and can become irritated or inflamed causing redness. You can use artificial tears to keep your eyes lubricated and wear sunglasses outdoors to protect yourself from the sun.
Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
Pterygium & natural: 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. Steroid/other meds help symptoms: not cure.

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