A 41-year-old member asked:
What is the treatment for pterygium except surgery?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
LASIK Surgery 18 years experience
Medication: Pterygia can be treated with topical and local anti-inflammatory medications and lubricating eye drops.
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Ophthalmology 25 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.
3.8k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated May 8, 2017
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