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Treatments for Pterygium

Treatment List for Pterygium

The list of treatments mentioned in various sources for Pterygium includes the following list. Always seek professional medical advice about any treatment or change in treatment plans.

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Discussion of treatments for Pterygium:

Because a pterygium is visible, many people want to have it removed for cosmetic reasons. It is usually not too noticeable unless it becomes red and swollen from dust or air pollutants. Surgery to remove a pterygium is not recommended unless it affects vision. If a pterygium is surgically removed, it may grow back, particularly if the patient is less than 40 years of age. Lubricants can reduce the redness and provide relief from the chronic irritation. (Source: excerpt from Facts About the Cornea and Corneal Disease: NEI)

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