There are two ways to treat pterygia depending on their nature, symptoms and size - either eye drops or surgery. (Or in Ross Taylor’s case, both.)
Eye drops are used to reduce irritation and redness and, if dryness of the eye is a problem, for lubrication as well.
Surgery is performed if a person’s vision starts to become affected. The pterygium is carefully removed and a healthy conjunctival graft is put over the area and secured in place with advanced tissue-glue. No need for sutures any more. This leads to faster healing, more comfort and healthier, brighter looking eyes.
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If you’re getting symptoms like irritation or itching in the eye, redness, burning, and blurred vision give our friendly team a call. They can answer any questions you have.
Although the exact causes of pteryguim are not known, people who spend alot of time outdoors, especially surfers, may be at high risk.
Wearing sunglasses or a hat to shield your eyes from sunlight, wind, and dust is a great preventative measure.