Pterygium

  • Pterygium is a raised, wedge-shaped growth of the conjunctiva.
  • It can often be seen to extend over in front of coloured part of the eye
  • It is most common among those who live in sunny countries particularly people that enjoy outdoor pursuits
  • Symptoms may include irritation, redness, and tearing.
  • An ophthalmologist can perform an operation to remove a bothersome pterygium.

Link: www.geteyesmart.org/eyesmart/diseases/pinguecula-pterygium.cfm

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