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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Pterygium (Overview)

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


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What are the most common symptoms of pterygium?

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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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
64 doctors shared insights

Pterygium (Overview)

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


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What to do if i've been diagnosed with pterygium, advice please thanks, ?

See an eye doctor: A pterygium can be surgically removed it causes blurred vision or chronic ocular irritation. If it does not cause these things, it can be observed. Speak to your eye doctor. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with a pterygium in my right eye. I want to know if it's still safe for me to wear make up?

I have been diagnosed with a pterygium in my right eye. I want to know if it's still safe for me to wear make up?

Yes: 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. It is ok to wear make up. Be sure you do not have demodex on lashes. ...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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How can I treat pterygium?

How can I treat pterygium?

Pterygium Treatment: 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/cure: though 5-15% risk of recurrence. I hope this helps and does answer your question fully. ...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 is the treatment for pterygium except surgery?

What is the treatment for pterygium except surgery?

Medication: Pterygia can be treated with topical and local anti-inflammatory medications and lubricating eye drops. ...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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What would a doctor do to cure pterygium inversum unguis in toenails?

Scars are difficult : To treat. An attempt could be made to cut out and place stem cells down to regrown n or normal tissue but absolutely no guarantee could be made to the outcome of such a procedure. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of pterygium?

How can I get rid of pterygium?

Surgery: I would see an eye doctor experienced in pterygium surgery to remove the lesion. ...Read more

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My mom gets pterygium, so am I likely to get it later?

Possibly yes: 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, genetics plays role. Prevention is only remedy. Avoid sun (sunglasses, hat); avoid smoking. More info: eyedoc2020.blogspot.c ...Read more

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Who is more at risk of this type of nail pterygium disorder?

Nail pterygium: See dermatologist. Reference: pterygium due to scarring in nail matrix. Characteristic of lichen planus (image) but may occur in stevens-johnson syndrome and from trauma. ...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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Cures of pterygium?

Cures of pterygium?

None: Except surgery. Wind/sun make them grow- so avoid sunlight/wind. ...Read more

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How can I treat pterygium?

Pterygium Treatment: 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/cure: though 5-15% risk of recurrence. I hope this helps and does answer your question fully. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about pterygium?

Eye growth: Pterygia are a benign growth which sometimes will exuberantly march across the cornea and affect the vision. They can sometimes get quite red and irritate the eye. If the vision is threatened they can be surgically removed. ...Read more

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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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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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Been diagnosed with pterygium, what to do?

Been diagnosed with pterygium, what to do?

Pterygium: Read about it on the internet. The can be removed by an eye surgeon (ophthalmologist) if they become symptomatic, change vision, grow extensively or toward the pupil. They should have a graft place when removed to decrease the risk of recurrence. It is not a difficult procedure by experiene and training is important because their are some risks. After removal, expect to be sore a few days. ...Read more

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