Pterygium

A small fleshy growth can lead to chronic redness and irritation

Often related to sun and wind exposure and common in hispanics

The growths can be removed if growing, red or irritated despite conservative treatment (drops, avoidance of sun/wind)

The techniques vary and some are prone to higher recurrence rates.   We use the most advanced techniques with no stitches using a graft from the patient’s own eye.  Some centers use Amniotic Membrane grafts from an unrelated donor.