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Doctor insights on: Pterygium Surgery

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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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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 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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What you should and shouldn't do after you had went through pterygium surgery?

Pterygium Surgery: After Pterygium Surgery: avoid sun, protect eyes from wind/dirt also; avoid rubbing eye, swimming with eyes open under water for first 5-7 days. Wear shield when sleeping first 5-7 days. Use steroid & antibiotic drops as indicated. Start gentle lid hygiene cleaning after 1st 8 days. Consider asking if you have demodex on eyelids and need tea tree oil. ...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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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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Had ptergyium surgery 5 days ago.Using antibiotic drops and prednisolone drops 4 times a day. Eye is red and looks bloody . Is this normal?

Had ptergyium surgery 5 days ago.Using antibiotic drops and prednisolone drops 4 times a day. Eye is red and looks bloody . Is this normal?

Normal: It is normal to be experiencing a bloody look on your eye. Continue to instill the antibiotic and anti-inflammatory drops as instructed and the redness will go away within days. ...Read more

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Pouch surgery in ulcerative coitis y doesn't it work on everybody?

Pouch surgery in ulcerative coitis y doesn't it work on everybody?

Indication 4 surgery: Pouch creation and successful performance in ulcerative colitis patients truly shows the "art" of medical/surgical care. If you have been told by your surgical team that you are not ready, or not a candidate for a pouch, then okay to ask more questions of that team. It is better to stay with an ileostomy than proceed too fast to a pouch. Many factors can derail your ultimate success. ...Read more

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Can a roux en y surgery be reversed?

Can a roux en y surgery be reversed?

Generally yes: Depends on diagnosis that led to the surgery, and status of health and length of remaining intestine. ...Read more

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Pars defect l5. 20 y female. Conservative measures and injections don't help much. Is surgery an option! if so what kind will help with this.

Pars defect l5. 20 y female. Conservative measures and injections don't help much. Is surgery an option! if so what kind will help with this.

Tricky question: pars defects can often be asymptomatic incidental findings differential injections for diagnostic purposes are critical to confirm the pain generator while fusions can be done success for reducing axial back pain is limited careful consideration is required ...Read more