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What is the best drop for pterygium?

What is the best drop for pterygium?

Tear drops: There is no eyedrop which specifically will treat pterygium . Ordinary tear replacement drops may cause some improvement in symptoms if you have them, but will not directly treat the pterygium. The only effective treatment is surgical excision. ...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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How can I treat pterygium?

Pterygium treatment: If nonsurgical, over the counter lubricating and/or vasoconstrictor drops, low dose anti-inflammatory, restasis, etc. If more significant, excision with conjunctival autograft or other surgical techniques. ...Read more

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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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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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Is there a way you can reduce the appearance of a pterygium?

Yes: Other than surgical excision, you can reduce the redness of a pterygium by keeping the eye well lubricated and avoiding environmental factors that may dry the eye such as fans ( especially while sleeping). There are also otc eye drops that can help moisten the eye as well as prescription anti-inflammatory drops that can reduce the swelling and redness of a pterygium. ...Read more

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Which treatment works the best and fastest for pterygium?

Which treatment works the best and fastest for pterygium?

Surgery: The only treatment that works for pterygium is surgical removal. Eye drops do not help, nor does wearing sunglasses. ...Read more

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Is there surgery to remove a pterygium from your eye?

Is there surgery to remove a pterygium from your eye?

Of Course: Surgical removal is the only way to permanently treat pterygium. Drops or gel are used to numb the eye, allowing for painless removal of your pterygium. A piece of surface eye tissue called a “graft” is then placed to prevent re-growth of the pterygium. ...Read more

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What are the most common symptoms of pterygium?

Pterygium sx: Pterygium: very common, abnormal growth of clear covering (conjunctiva) of white part of the eye (sclera) over the cornea (window of the eye). Redness, irritation, foreign body sensation, itchying sx: surgery can help. It is due to excess sun/UV exposure usually. Avoiding sun (sunglasses, hat) is best prevention; avoid smoking. Natural rx info: see eyedoc2020.blogspot.com ...Read more

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Will pterygium causeyour vision to be blurry?

Will pterygium causeyour vision to be blurry?

Maybe: In the early stage, it usually does not affect vision. In the later stages it can cause an extreme change or distortion in vision, typically inducing astigmatism. ...Read more

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