What kind of help? | Pterygiums

Q: What is a pterygium?

A: A pterygium is a growth of the surface tissue of the white of the eye that extends onto the cornea. Pterygium are benign lesions that can be found on either side of the cornea.

Q: How is a pterygium treated?

A: A pterygium is treated depending on its size and the extent of its growth. Physicians may use steroid drops to help with inflammatory flares. Surgery may be required if the growth is is blocking the line of site.

For more detailed information on pterygiums please visit the Canadian Ophthalmological Society.

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