Pterygium is a disorder that affects the eyes and it is caused due to overexposure to direct sunlight or through dust. The typical symptoms are burning feeling in the eye, itching and appearing red. Some people may feel there is something in the eye and some may get blurry vision as well. People living near the equator where there is abundance of sunlight are more susceptible to this condition.
HOW IS PTERYGIUM DIAGNOSED?
While the exact cause of Pterygium is unknown, an Ophthalmologist diagnoses Pterygium by conducting a physical examination and corneal topography to measure the curvature changes in the cornea.
HOW IS PTERYGIUM TREATED?
The doctor may not recommend any treatment if the symptoms of Pterygium are mild. But for severe conditions, eye ointments will be prescribed. Besides, drops to wet the eye if it has turned dry will be suggested. Eye drops to remove the irritation and itching will have to be used to correct the situation.
DID YOU KNOW?
It is best to avoid the outdoors for a couple of days and use sun protection like sunglasses if you must have to go out.