A pterygium is a membrane that grows on the conjunctiva, which is the otherwise clear membrane that lines the white of the eye and the inner part of the eyelid. This growth can penetrate the cornea, which is the clear dome that covers the eye. Pterygia are benign, and doctors think they are caused by […]
What a Pterygium Removal Can Do for Your Eyes
A pterygium is a benign lump of tissue that grows on the eye. The pterygium will begin growing on the nasal corner of your eye. It will not cause any problematic symptoms until it starts to cover the cornea. Once this occurs, then your vision will be slightly hindered. You may also start to experience […]
The Importance of Pterygium Removal
Your eyes not only allow you to see the world, but they also allow the world to see you. When people look at you, one of the first places they’re going to look to determine something about you from your appearance is your eyes. If you have healthy and clear eyes, you are seen as […]
What is a Pterygium?
What is Pterygium? A pterygium or “surfer’s eye” is a non-cancerous growth that develops on the conjunctiva, which is the transparent tissue that covers the eyeball. The pterygium usually starts near the nose and extends towards the pupil. It is pink, fleshy and wedge-shaped. What are the Symptoms? Surfer’s eye can affect one or both […]