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I was diagnosed with an eye pterygium, what to do?

I was diagnosed with an eye pterygium, what to do?

Pterygium: 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 rx info: see eyedoc2020.blogspot.com ...Read more

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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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Hello, I was diagnosed with an eye pterygium? Help!

Hello, I was diagnosed with an eye pterygium? Help!

Pterygium: Pterygium is a very common abnormal growth of the clear covering (conjunctiva) of the white part of the eye (sclera) over the cornea (window of the eye). If severe and causing discomfort or red, it can be removed. It is generally benign. It is due to excess sun/UV exposure usually. ...Read more

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Coping with pterygium eye disease, what to do?

Coping with pterygium eye disease, what to do?

Pterygium: 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. Steroid/other meds help symptoms: not cure. ...Read more

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What do people do to cope with pterygium eye disease?

Pterygium treatments: 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. ...Read more

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What is the best eye drops or lubricants used to ease redness in the eye caused by a pterygium?

What is the best eye drops or lubricants used to ease redness in the eye caused by a pterygium?

Artificial tears: Over the counter artificial tears are recommended by ophthalmologists. Several good brands are available, not limited to systane, bausch and lomb, and theratears. You can try their overnight dry eye treatments, too. ...Read more

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Can steroid eye drops can remove pterygium?

Can steroid eye drops can remove pterygium?

Pterygium & ster: Pterygium is a very common, abnormal growth of the clear covering (conjunctiva) of the 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. Steroids can help decrease inflammation but will not get rid/remove it. Only way to remove: surgery. ...Read more

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In my eye is something. Is this pterygium?

In my eye is something. Is this pterygium?

Have it looked at: Need a photo or description to help try to figure it out. ...Read more

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I have developed a pterygium at one of my eyes. Should I have it removed?

I have developed a pterygium at one of my eyes. Should I have it removed?

Pterygium Treatment: Pterygium:very common, abnormal growth of clear covering (conjunctiva) of white part of the eye (sclera) over the cornea (window of the eye). Depending on severity & i 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. More info: eyedoc2020.blogspot.com ...Read more

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Can you tell me about my pterygium in my left eye?

Can you tell me about my pterygium in my left eye?

Pterygium: 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 rx info: see eyedoc2020.blogspot.com ...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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