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14 weeks kid having red spot on eye from birth. Diagnosed as pterygium. What are the risks?

my son is 14 weeks old, and ive noticed from birth in the inner right corner of his eye is a little yellow with a red spot, and as weeks went by ive noticed it getting worse. im obviously really worried, everything i read is not in his case because hes had from birth. his pediatrition is sending us to a specialsit and said it is pterygium? what is this and what is best and worst case senario. ?
Asked On : Fri, 22 Jun 2012
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Hi Jamie,
If the confirmed diagnosis is Pterygium ,then you need not worry.It is just a non cancerous growth over the conjunctiva which sometimes progresses over the cornea( central transparent part of the eye). It can be easily removed with a minor excision procedure.

The only thing I am having a second thought is it's incidence in a 14 week old baby. Yellow with red spot may be due to pingeculitis also, Which is also a small localized conjunctival degeneration which gets inflammed.In either case it is curable so let's hope for the best.:)

Do let us know after your direct examination with your eye doctor. Take care.
Answered: Fri, 22 Jun 2012
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