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what is the best way to treat pterygium?

3 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ilan Cohen
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
Depends on extent: If the pterygium is mild, keeping the eye lubricated and protecting it from uv light is the best treatment. If the pterygium becomes inflamed, steroid drops my be prescribed. If the pterygium is progressing, surgical removal may be warranted.
Dr. Rajesh Khanna
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
Treatment: Surgical removal is the only way to permanently treat pterygium.
Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
Pterygium Treatment: 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/cure it: though 5-15% risk of recurrence.

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A 38-year-old member asked:

Which treatment works the best and fastest for pterygium?

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Dr. Andrew Shatz
Ophthalmology 26 years experience
Surgery: The only treatment that works for pterygium is surgical removal. Eye drops do not help, nor does wearing sunglasses.
A 40-year-old member asked:

What is the best drop for pterygium?

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Dr. Stephen Khachikian
Ophthalmology 21 years experience
Lubrication Steroids: Lubrication drops and mild steroids can help with a pterygium and associated inflammation. Usually treatment eventually requires surgical removal and is done in the operating room. Also, there is always the small possibility of recurrence of the pterygium.
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What is the best cure for a pterygium?

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Dr. Jay Bradley
LASIK Surgery 18 years experience
Pterygium cure : The only cure is pterygium excision. The best method is excision with conjunctival autografting.

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