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I have pterygium growth in my right eye. What can be done for this?

I have pterygium growth in my right eye. What can be done for this?

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 rx ...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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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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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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Have itchy eyes with pterygium, what can I use?

Have itchy eyes with pterygium, what can I use?

Artificial tears: Regular artificial tears or similar products are fine. If you itch a lot, there are antihistamine eye drops like zadator that can sometimes be helpful. ...Read more

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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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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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What do people do to cope with pterygium eye disease?

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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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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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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Can castor oil be applied in the eyes to remove pterygium?

No: Removal of pterygia usually requires surgery.
Castor oil can be allergenic and may be lildly irritating. I would not put it in my eyes. ...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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There is a pinkish tissue developing on the corner of both my eyes. I have read that it is possibly pterygium. Any natural remedies?

There is a pinkish tissue developing on the corner of both my eyes. I have read that it is possibly pterygium. Any natural remedies?

Sun protection: Pterygia are benign growths on the conjunctiva (lining of the eye) which are exacerbated by the sun and can become irritated or inflamed causing redness. You can use artificial tears to keep your eyes lubricated and wear sunglasses outdoors to protect yourself from the sun. ...Read more

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Can I use eye makeup if I have pterygium?

Can I use eye makeup if I have pterygium?

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/cure: though 5-15% risk of recurrence. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Has anyone ever gotten rid of a pterygium in the eye?

Has anyone ever gotten rid of a pterygium in the eye?

Certainly: Ophthalmologists remove them all the time. However, the only time you really need to have it removed is when it occludes the visual field, so most that are lateral to the pupil do not require any specific treatment. ...Read more

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I had a pterygium removed from my eye but grew back -- how can I get rid of it forever?

I had a pterygium removed from my eye but grew back -- how can I get rid of it forever?

Experienced surgeon: I would recommend seeing a corneal surgeon who is experienced in pterygium surgery. With proper surgery, your risk of recurrence is about 2%. ...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?

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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I have pterygium for my 2 eyes. What shall I do now. My family doctor said that it will be operated if it will grow. What are the other solution to stop.

I have pterygium for my 2 eyes. What shall I do now. My family doctor said that it will be operated if it will grow. What are the other solution to stop.

Surgery is the only: Way to get rid of this, even with surgery recurrence may occur in a small percent. To prevent it from growing and becoming more symptomatic protest your eyes from the uv rays of the sun. ...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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Can u use castor oil in yur eye for dry eyes? Will apple cider vinegar disolve a pterygium, if not what can u do to shrink a pterygium?

Can u use castor oil in yur eye for dry eyes? Will apple cider vinegar disolve a pterygium, if not what can u do to shrink a pterygium?

No & No. DON'T DO: THIS! While castor oil is edible and can be used cautiously on the skin, it should never be put directly in the eyes. Ditto with other edible substances including apple cider vinegar. If the pterygium causes discomfort or interferes with you field of vision, contact an Ophthalmologist. I know that it can take some time to see an eye doctor (MD or DO) but don't be tempted to self treat. ...Read more

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What treatments can remove the eye disease pterigium?

What treatments can remove the eye disease pterigium?

Depends on size: Unless the pterygium is progressing towards the pupil or inducing astigmatism, surgical removal is generally not advised because the rate of regrowth is high. Many times, symptoms can be treated by keeping the eye lubricated, using steroid drops if it becomes inflamed and protecting the eye from uv light and wind. ...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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I have what appears to be a small growth of extra skin on the back of my head that looks like a large wart. Can I try removal at home first?

I have what appears to be a small growth of extra skin on the back of my head that looks like a large wart. Can I try removal at home first?

No: Please don't as the scalp is very vascular and prone to bleeding profusely. Have a dermatologist do it, please. ...Read more

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What are the side affects of laser pterygium removal?

What are the side affects of laser pterygium removal?

Laser Pterygium Surg: Has 100% recurrence rate: See eyedoc2020.blogspot. Com for more info & publications. ...Read more

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What are some possibilities to explain a growth on my eye?

What are some possibilities to explain a growth on my eye?

Eye or Eyelid?: Pingueculas and ptergia are the most common growths on the eyeball.

Growth on eyelids include xanthalasma, skin tags, sytes inclusion cysts, basal cell cancers, etc.

Please see an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Eyes itching after stye removal?

Eyes itching after stye removal?

Healing: All incisions/scars during healing have some degree of itching. This will rapidly fade if due to the surgery. If persistent after two weeks, then the itching comes from something else like allergy. Check at that time with your ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Can injury lead to removal of the eye?

Can injury lead to removal of the eye?

Unfortunately yes!: Depending on severity of a closed, penetrating or perforating ocular injury, vision may not be recoverable. A blind, painful eye is removed for pain relief, cosmetic reasons or to protect the opposite eye, which as strange as it sounds can be lost to a condition called sympathetic ophthalmia, an inflammatory reaction to injury in the opposite eye! Ocular prostheses look amazingly real nowadays! ...Read more