Commonly known as surfer’s eye, pterygium is a growth of pink, fleshy tissue called the conjunctiva, on the clear tissue that lines your eyelids and covers your eyeball. The condition mostly develops because of excess exposure to ultraviolet light, dry eyes, or irritants like dust and wind.
The condition does not have any symptoms at times, but generally, your eyes might just burn, feel gritty, itch, look red or you might feel something is stuck in it.
We at MediVision have ophthalmologists who are experienced and hold an expertise in treating all kinds of eye related ailments. As for this condition, initially our doctors will try and treat it with medication and eye drops. If the condition worsens, a surgery can be recommended.
Surgery is recommended only when all conventional treatments fail to work. A common autograft surgery uses the tissue of your conjunctiva or a placenta to fill the empty space after the lesion is removed. This filler is placed by gluing or stitching it onto the affected area.
We promote prevention of such conditions by the usage of sunglasses that block 99-100% of both ultraviolet A (UVA) and ultraviolet B (UVB) radiation. We at MediVision suggest the wraparound style of sunglasses because they provide the best shield against ultraviolet light, dust, and wind. Do not leave behind your sunglasses on overcast days, it should be noted that the clouds don’t stop ultraviolet (UV) light, you still need protection.
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