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?
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.