A member asked:

I have pterygium. the growth causes discomfort. it has started affecting the black part of my eye. is there any treatment beside surgery?

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Dr. Clarene Cress answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

Lubricating eyedrops: are the first approach, and since there is some thought that UV light may contribute to growth, appropriate glasses should be worn. This is recent article on management of ptergium: https://www.aao.org/eyenet/article/management-of-pterygium-2

Answered 1/8/2019

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