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

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Dr. Gregory Hines
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

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
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology

In brief: Yes

Pterygia are a benign growth which sometimes will exuberantly march across the cornea and affect the vision.
They can sometimes get quite red and irritate the eye. There are current surgical treatments with medical assistance that in most cases will get rid of this lesion and prevent further growth or regrowth.

In brief: Yes

Pterygia are a benign growth which sometimes will exuberantly march across the cornea and affect the vision.
They can sometimes get quite red and irritate the eye. There are current surgical treatments with medical assistance that in most cases will get rid of this lesion and prevent further growth or regrowth.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
Ophthalmology

In brief: Get rid of Pterygium

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 for good (though there is a risk of recurrence.

In brief: Get rid of Pterygium

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 for good (though there is a risk of recurrence.
Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Dr. Jay Bradley
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery

In brief: Yes.

Yes. Pterygium surgery is relatively common and very safe/ successful.
You should see an eye doctor for an evaluation and treatment.

In brief: Yes.

Yes. Pterygium surgery is relatively common and very safe/ successful.
You should see an eye doctor for an evaluation and treatment.
Dr. Jay Bradley
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Dr. Stephen Khachikian
Ophthalmology

In brief: Yes

Yes but this usually requires surgical removal and is done in the operating room. Also, there is always the small possibility of recurrence of the pterygium.

In brief: Yes

Yes but this usually 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
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