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What are the most common symptoms of pterygium?

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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
Ophthalmology
5 doctors agree

In brief: Pterygium sx

Pterygium: very common, abnormal growth of clear covering (conjunctiva) of white part of the eye (sclera) over the cornea (window of the eye).
Redness, irritation, foreign body sensation, itchying sx: surgery can help. It is due to excess sun/UV exposure usually. Avoiding sun (sunglasses, hat) is best prevention; avoid smoking. Natural rx info: see eyedoc2020.blogspot.com

In brief: Pterygium sx

Pterygium: very common, abnormal growth of clear covering (conjunctiva) of white part of the eye (sclera) over the cornea (window of the eye).
Redness, irritation, foreign body sensation, itchying sx: surgery can help. It is due to excess sun/UV exposure usually. Avoiding sun (sunglasses, hat) is best prevention; avoid smoking. Natural rx info: see eyedoc2020.blogspot.com
Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Dr. Ilan Cohen
Ophthalmology
5 doctors agree

In brief: Redness

The most common symptoms of a pterygium are redness, irritationa and a feeling that there is something inside the eye.
If the pterygium is large enough, the vision can become affected. The symptoms of pterygium are related to the fact that it causes the eye surface to become uneven leading to dryness. See your eye doctor to determine the best ways of managing these symptoms.

In brief: Redness

The most common symptoms of a pterygium are redness, irritationa and a feeling that there is something inside the eye.
If the pterygium is large enough, the vision can become affected. The symptoms of pterygium are related to the fact that it causes the eye surface to become uneven leading to dryness. See your eye doctor to determine the best ways of managing these symptoms.
Dr. Ilan Cohen
Dr. Ilan Cohen
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Dr. Rajesh Khanna
Ophthalmology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Symptoms Are...

Persistent redness sensation of a foreign body in the eye dry, itchy eyes.

In brief: Symptoms Are...

Persistent redness sensation of a foreign body in the eye dry, itchy eyes.
Dr. Rajesh Khanna
Dr. Rajesh Khanna
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Dr. Jay Bradley
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Pterygium

Common symptoms of a pterygium are eye irritation, blurred vision, eye soreness, foreign body sensation, tearing, etc.
Common signs are redness, cosmetic defect, corneal scarring, etc.

In brief: Pterygium

Common symptoms of a pterygium are eye irritation, blurred vision, eye soreness, foreign body sensation, tearing, etc.
Common signs are redness, cosmetic defect, corneal scarring, etc.
Dr. Jay Bradley
Dr. Jay Bradley
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree

In brief: See in the mirror

Pterygium is a benign, but sometimes icky looking growth on either side of the colored part of the eye (cornea) felt to be an exaggerated response to wind, dust and sunlight.
Some are minor, but some get quite red and a few grow sufficiently far over the cornea to threaten vision. Usually they do not cause any discomfort. See your ophthalmologist if you have a big one.

In brief: See in the mirror

Pterygium is a benign, but sometimes icky looking growth on either side of the colored part of the eye (cornea) felt to be an exaggerated response to wind, dust and sunlight.
Some are minor, but some get quite red and a few grow sufficiently far over the cornea to threaten vision. Usually they do not cause any discomfort. See your ophthalmologist if you have a big one.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Dr. Beth Friedland
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Eye irritation

As pterygia grow, they can cause surface irritation on the eye, usually treated with lubricant drops.
If they are very bothersome, surgery can be performed to remove them.

In brief: Eye irritation

As pterygia grow, they can cause surface irritation on the eye, usually treated with lubricant drops.
If they are very bothersome, surgery can be performed to remove them.
Dr. Beth Friedland
Dr. Beth Friedland
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