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What is the best drop for pterygium?
6 doctors weighed in

Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Dr. Jay Bradley
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Pterygium drop
No single drop has shown to be superior for the treatment of pterygium.
Lubricating eye drops over the counter, low dose anti-inflammatory drops, restasis, over the counter vasoconstrictor drops can all be utilized effectively.

In brief: Pterygium drop
No single drop has shown to be superior for the treatment of pterygium.
Lubricating eye drops over the counter, low dose anti-inflammatory drops, restasis, over the counter vasoconstrictor drops can all be utilized effectively.
Dr. Jay Bradley
Dr. Jay Bradley
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Dr. Stephen Khachikian
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Lubrication Steroids
Lubrication drops and mild steroids can help with a pterygium and associated inflammation.
Usually treatment eventually requires surgical removal and is done in the operating room. Also, there is always the small possibility of recurrence of the pterygium.

In brief: Lubrication Steroids
Lubrication drops and mild steroids can help with a pterygium and associated inflammation.
Usually treatment eventually requires surgical removal and is done in the operating room. Also, there is always the small possibility of recurrence of the pterygium.
Dr. Stephen Khachikian
Dr. Stephen Khachikian
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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
Ophthalmology
In brief: Pterygium
Prevention is key remedy.
Avoid sun (sunglasses, hat); avoid smoking. Naphcon-A®, Naphcon Forte® help temporarily; 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: Pterygium
Prevention is key remedy.
Avoid sun (sunglasses, hat); avoid smoking. Naphcon-A®, Naphcon Forte® help temporarily; 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. Michael Ham
Ophthalmology
In brief: Pterygium
A pterygium is a condition when the conjunctiva (the clear skin coating of the white of the eye) grows over the cornea (the clear part overlying the colored iris).
If it spreads near or over the visual axis, vision can be compromised. There is no cure, aggressive lubrication and avoidance of uv light (sun rays) can possibly keep it from progressing. Surgical removal with graft is only tx.

In brief: Pterygium
A pterygium is a condition when the conjunctiva (the clear skin coating of the white of the eye) grows over the cornea (the clear part overlying the colored iris).
If it spreads near or over the visual axis, vision can be compromised. There is no cure, aggressive lubrication and avoidance of uv light (sun rays) can possibly keep it from progressing. Surgical removal with graft is only tx.
Dr. Michael Ham
Dr. Michael Ham
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