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?
If the pterygium is causing a lot of irritation or redness, the ophthalmologist might prescribe eye drops or eye ointments that contain corticosteroids to reduce inflammation. The ophthalmologist might recommend surgery to remove the pterygium of eye drops or ointments do not provide relief. Surgery is also done when a pterygium causes a loss of vision or a condition called astigmatism, which can result in blurry vision.
DID YOU KNOW?
That surgical procedure can also be employed to treat certain severe incidents of Pterygium?