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Are pterygia common among airline pilots and people living in tropical countries?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
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In brief: No and yes

I know of no study showing airline pilots having an increased incidence of pterygia.
They are more common in people from equatorial countries as well as those living in desert and harsh climates.

In brief: No and yes

I know of no study showing airline pilots having an increased incidence of pterygia.
They are more common in people from equatorial countries as well as those living in desert and harsh climates.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
Ophthalmology

In brief: Yes Pterygium

Yes, pterygium is more common the closer you are to equator. see eyedoc2020.
blogspot.com for more information.

In brief: Yes Pterygium

Yes, pterygium is more common the closer you are to equator. see eyedoc2020.
blogspot.com for more information.
Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Dr. Jay Bradley
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery

In brief: Pterygium

Pterygium formation is related to ultraviolet light exposure so they are much more common close to the equator (tropical areas) and in patients whose occupation yields significant uv exposure.
I am unaware of a link between pilot and pterygia though.

In brief: Pterygium

Pterygium formation is related to ultraviolet light exposure so they are much more common close to the equator (tropical areas) and in patients whose occupation yields significant uv exposure.
I am unaware of a link between pilot and pterygia though.
Dr. Jay Bradley
Dr. Jay Bradley
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