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What is the treatment for pterygium except surgery?

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Dr. Jay Bradley
Cornea, Cataract, & Refractive (LASIK & PRK) Surgery 19 years experience
Medication: Pterygia can be treated with topical and local anti-inflammatory medications and lubricating eye drops.
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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
Ophthalmology 26 years experience
Pterygium treatments: Prevention is key remedy. Avoid sun (sunglasses, hat); avoid smoking. Natural rx info: see eyedoc2020.blogspot.com; Other ways to help decrease symptoms: cold artificial tears, nsaid drops, low dose or hi dose steroids (though risk of glaucoma, cataract); surgery is only real way to remove.
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