Also called the surfer's’ eye, Pterygium is a problem that affects people who spend a great deal of time outdoors. These individuals would have a growth of pink coloured fleshy tissue on their conjunctiva. This would be accompanied with sign of constant itching and burning sensation. The eye also tends to appear more red and one feels that there is something constantly inside the same.
HOW IS PTERYGIUM DIAGNOSED?
You will need to consult with an Ophthalmologist for diagnosis and treatment of Pterygium. The doctor will use a slit lamp to take a closer look at the front part of your eye. Other tests to check the status of the vision and the extent of the problem will also be done.
HOW IS PTERYGIUM TREATED?
A Pterygium doesn't cause problems or require treatment but it can be removed if it interferes with the vision. In a severe case of Pterygium, doctor may recommend surgery to remove Pterygium of eye drops.
DID YOU KNOW?
A Pterygium can lead to severe scarring on the cornea but this is a rare occurrence.