Pterygium Surgery

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Pterygium Surgery

Pterygium surgery is a procedure performed to remove a pterygium, a growth of pink, fleshy tissue that often grows on the surface of the eye. Pterygium can cause irritation, redness, and discomfort, and can also affect a person's vision if it grows over the cornea. During pterygium surgery, the growth is removed, and a small graft of healthy tissue from another part of the eye to cover the area where the pterygium was removed. The procedure is typically performed on an outpatient basis under local anaesthesia.

The benefits of pterygium surgery include:

Improved vision: Pterygium surgery can help improve a patient’s vision by removing the growth that may be interfering with their vision.

Relief from symptoms: Pterygium surgery can relieve symptoms such as irritation, redness, and discomfort that are often associated with the growth.

Prevention of further growth: Pterygium surgery can help prevent the pterygium from growing further and causing more damage to the eye.

Cosmetic improvement: Pterygium surgery can improve the appearance of the eye by removing the pink, fleshy growth.

Quick recovery: Pterygium surgery is a relatively quick procedure, and most patients can return to normal activities within a few days.

Low risk: Pterygium surgery is a safe procedure with a low risk of complications.

Overall, pterygium surgery can be a safe and effective procedure for patients who are experiencing symptoms or vision problems due to a pterygium. If you are experiencing symptoms or have been diagnosed with a pterygium, it’s important to consult with an eye surgeon to determine if pterygium surgery is right for you.