6 doctors weighed in:

Is there any way pterygium can be treated?

6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 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.

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

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Dr. Jay Bradley
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery

In brief: Pterygium treatment

If nonsurgical, over the counter lubricating and/or vasoconstrictor drops, low dose anti-inflammatory, restasis, etc.
If more significant, excision with conjunctival autograft or other surgical techniques.

In brief: Pterygium treatment

If nonsurgical, over the counter lubricating and/or vasoconstrictor drops, low dose anti-inflammatory, restasis, etc.
If more significant, excision with conjunctival autograft or other surgical techniques.
Dr. Jay Bradley
Dr. Jay Bradley
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Dr. Gregory Hines
Family Medicine

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Gregory Hines
Dr. Gregory Hines
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