Pterygium is a growth that develops on the mucous membrane that covers the white part of the eye. Pterygium is a noncancerous growth that’s often shaped like a wedge. In certain cases, Pterygium can extend to the cornea. Some of the common signs and symptoms of Pterygium include redness, blurred vision, eye irritation and burning sensation or itchiness.
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.
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