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Pterygium: Introduction

Pterygium: A pterygium is a pinkish, triangular-shaped tissue growth on the cornea. Some pterygia grow slowly throughout a person's life, while ... more about Pterygium.

Pterygium: Pink growth on the eye's cornea. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Pterygium is available below.

Symptoms of Pterygium

  • Thickening on the conjunctiva of the eye
  • Triangular shape on the conjunctiva
  • Wing-shaped thickening on the eye
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Treatments for Pterygium

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Causes of Pterygium

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Clinical Trials for Pterygium

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Article Excerpts about Pterygium

A pterygium is a pinkish, triangular-shaped tissue growth on the cornea. Some pterygia grow slowly throughout a person's life, while others stop growing after a certain point. A pterygium rarely grows so large that it begins to cover the pupil of the eye. (Source: excerpt from Facts About the Cornea and Corneal Disease: NEI)

Definitions of Pterygium:

A thickened triangular layer of conjunctiva extending from the nasal edge of the eye to the cornea; pterygia arise from irritation of the pinguecula - (Source - WordNet 2.1)


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