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Doctor insights on: Excision Pterygium

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Is there any way pterygium can be treated?

Is there any way pterygium can be treated?

Yes: You can avoid stimuli to its progression light uv light, dust and wind. Medical treatment is surgical, outpatient and not requiring that you go to sleep. It is highly effective; not something to be feared if in fact you have a pterygium advanced enough to need removal. ...Read more

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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Pterygium (Definition)

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. Natural ...Read more


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What should I do if pterygium is recurring?

Return to MD: You should return to the ophthalmologist who did the original excision. This is a field of active interest and investigation and probably new treatments are available since your original excision. It probably can be removed with improved techniques. ...Read more

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How much can a pterygium surgery cost?

May be covered: If the pterygium is causing vision issues or chronic, constant irritation, it may be covered by medical insurance. The cost if it is not covered will depend on where the surgery is done (less expensive at an outpatient surgery center than a hospital), and what approach is used. Ask your surgeon! ...Read more

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Can i cure a pterygium with cocunut oil?

Can i cure a pterygium  with cocunut oil?

No: There is no medicine that can get rid of a pterygium. It must be surgically removed. ...Read more

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What is scaphoid excision with 4 corner fusion?

What is scaphoid excision with 4 corner fusion?

See below: Remove scaphoid from wrist and then fuse 4 bones together to give stability to the wrist. ...Read more

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Can wearing contacts when surfing cause pterygium?

Can wearing contacts when surfing cause pterygium?

Pterygium: Pterygium:very common, abnormal growth of clear covering (conjunctiva) of eye's white part (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. Prevention is key remedy. Avoid sun (sunglasses, hat); avoid smoking. CLs do not cause it but can exacerbate sx/growth. ...Read more

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What should I do and don't after pterygium surgery?

Depends : It really depends on how the pterygium surgery was done. As a general rule, you should avoid heaving lifting, bending over and straining, to minimize the risk of bleeding post-op for 1 week. Your eyes should also be kept dry. You may also need to wear a shield to protect the surgical site. Ask your surgeon for more detailed post-of care instructions. ...Read more

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May need excision of cecum. What does that entail?

May need excision of cecum.  What does that entail?

Laparoscopic surgery: Also called minimally invasive surgery, usually three or four small incisions are made in the abdominal wall, about 1/4 to 1/2 inch in length. Then a small tube is inserted into each incision and the abdomen in inflated to allow space to see the inside of the abdomen with a camera, mounted on one of the tubes. The cecum is removed and intestine reconnected with specially designed staplers. ...Read more

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What is the meaning of excision of right atreal mass?

What is the meaning of excision of right atreal mass?

See below: The atrium is one of the 4 chambers of the heart. You have 2 atria and 2 ventricles. The right atrium receives blood from the body that needs to be re-oxygenated by the lungs. It sounds like you have a mass there of some sort. Excision simply means surgical removal. So it seems that your surgeon will remove this mass in the right atrium surgically for pathological evaluation. ...Read more

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Hi, can I use any sunglasses for pterygium?Thank you very much

Hi, can I use any sunglasses for pterygium?Thank you very much

Yes but...: While pterygiums occur more frequently in those exposed to wind, sun, etc. And thus are more common in southern climates, if the pterygium is growing or interfering with your vision, better option might be to remove it. Seen an ophthalmologist for his/her opinion. ...Read more

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What you should and shouldn't do after you had went through pterygium surgery?

Pterygium Surgery: After Pterygium Surgery: avoid sun, protect eyes from wind/dirt also; avoid rubbing eye, swimming with eyes open under water for first 5-7 days. Wear shield when sleeping first 5-7 days. Use steroid & antibiotic drops as indicated. Start gentle lid hygiene cleaning after 1st 8 days. Consider asking if you have demodex on eyelids and need tea tree oil. ...Read more

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Will the needle or i.V. Hurt during the loop electrosurgical excision procedure?

Will the needle or i.V. Hurt during the loop electrosurgical excision procedure?

Minimal: There is very little pain with a leep procedure. I do them in my office using a paracervical block which requires an injection on each side of the cervix. Most of my patients do not feel that injection. If I do the leep in the operating room, those patients have an I.V. Which does require a neele stick for its placement - still only a needle stick - minimal pain. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have loop excision under general anaesethic rather than local?

Is it possible to have loop excision under general anaesethic rather than local?

Local Problem: That is up to your local providers and their team of anesthesiologists. We would not have that specific information here on health tap. ...Read more

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Is it ok to remove the surgical dressing from a open acj excision after 6 days. Or should it be longer?

Ask your surgeon: For any surgery to have the optimal chance at healing, it is important to follow the postoperative instructions of your surgeon. This would include when to remove your dressing, so please check with your surgeon on their office if you have questions about your postoperative care. ...Read more

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Hello , i had an a classical hemmorhoidal excision op on 19.11.13(external).How long it takes till it´s completlely healed?Still have something there..

Hello , i had an a classical hemmorhoidal excision op on 19.11.13(external).How long it takes till it´s completlely healed?Still have something there..

Healing: After hemorrhoid surgery can take many weeks. Each person heals differently. Sometimes there can be loose skin or a skin tag at the surgical site that may resolve slowly or need minor surgery to remove. See the surgeon for an exam to be sure you are healing properly. ...Read more

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What is scar excision?

What is scar excision?

Scar excision: Scar excision would be cutting out the scar and resewing it up. Perhaps the scar spread or partially opened or got infected. By excising the scar it can be sewn up in a fine line. Sometimes the doctor may want to make the scar irregular or alter it's direction. These are cosmetic techniques to improve the scars eventual appearance a scars appearance can also be improved with dermabrasion. ...Read more

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