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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
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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