What is a Pterygium?
A pterygium – also known as surfers eye – is a raised, triangle shaped growth on the inner corner of the white layer of the eye. They can also occur on the outer side of the eye.
When a pterygium is not responding to eye drops, or it begins to affect your vision, a Pterygium surgery will be required.
After your surgery your eye will be patched temporarily. Some common side effects after surgery may be mild irritation, blurred vision, redness around the eye.
Frequently Asked Questions
A pterygium is a raised, triangle shaped growth on the inner corner of the white layer of the eye. It can also happen on the outer side of the eye
It comes from the idea that surfers work in the same conditions that cause Pterygium – sun, windy and dusty conditions.
Pterygium in early development can affect the eyes appearance, cause itching and burning.
If a pterygium continues to grow across the eye it can cause vision blocking or distort the shape of the cornea and cause blurring.
You are recommended surgery to remove the Pterygium if eyedrops or ointments do not provide relief. If you experience vision loss or blurry vision, surgery may be recommended also.