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Pterygium is a degenerative condition of conjunctiva which may grow towards cornea and make hindrance to proper vision..
because of exposure to uv rays or in sun light or due to dust it may develop,more commonly in the elderly aged people like your dad..
regarding the treatment as long as it reaches the cornea no treatment is required except for cosmetic purposes..when it encroaches upon cornea you need surgical excision to prevent double vision,improper vision,halos etc..
in surgery,surgeon removes the excess part,,
Very rarely it may transform into malignant melanoma..
consult ophthalmologist for further suggestions..hope you get satisfied with my suggestion..
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pterygium as such has no medical treatment.It is to be surgically removed to prevent it from encroaching upon the pupillary area.As if it grows and comes to the front of eye its removal will a mark which will hamper the vision.Just keep a watch if it is away from pupillary area.visual improvement after it has reached or crossed pupil will only be achieved by corneal transplant.
Its very common in people, who work more in the dusty envirounment and sun exposure. It will not cause any serious problem to the eye. but cosmatical it look bad, eye become red often. for me my opthalmologist adviced just a regular use of sun glasses within 6 month it disappers, you can also try using sun glassess.
Hello its me Clara,I have problem with my eyes here they call pterygium its almost 10 years but never go away from my eyes..every year I has to go to docter to ceckup..so I m really tired now with this problem..so can I help to use like eye drops to remove it or I should go to ask my doctor to do operation for me???? Thx and kind regards
Pterygium - Reading that some have had success with Castor Oil on the eyelids or drops in the eyes. And others have had success with Apple Cider Vinegar diluted drops (with water). Can you comment? I d much rather try a natural remedy than medicine whenever possible. Thanks.
Hello,Dr. I have ptryrigia in my both eyes and it s been 4 years since now and im using eyedrops to heal the redness and itching but I wanna know if there is any solution to cure without surgery? Is Apple cider vinegar is safe or can help to disolve the growthing area? Please tell me something to do as I don t want to make surgery. Thank you! Lara
my 12 month old granddaughter was born with Peter s anomaly and has had a recent eye acuity test that resulted in a result that was at least 2400. What does that mean?? she has had many surgeries including cornea transplants and both her lens removed. email me at YYYY@YYYY
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