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Can I use eye makeup if I have pterygium?
5 doctors weighed in

Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Dr. Matheson Harris
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
A pterygium is on the surface of the cornea and shouldn't be affected by properly applied eye makeup.

In brief: Yes
A pterygium is on the surface of the cornea and shouldn't be affected by properly applied eye makeup.
Dr. Matheson Harris
Dr. Matheson Harris
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Dr. Jay Bradley
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery
In brief: Yes
Yes. Makeup does not affect pterygia.

In brief: Yes
Yes. Makeup does not affect pterygia.
Dr. Jay Bradley
Dr. Jay Bradley
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