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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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Has anyone heard of pterygium conjunctiva?

Has anyone heard of pterygium conjunctiva?

Yes: A pterygium is a growth from the white of the eye extending to the surface of the cornea. The root of the word means "wing" as it appears to extend onto the clear cornea as a wing. When they get large enough, they may block the vision or cause astigmatism. ...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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