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What is the treatment for pterygium degeneration?

Avatar Dr. Kyle Bickel June 21, 2019

For Pterygiums that are either growing, impacting one’s vision or level of comfort because a chronic irritation patients may consider to have the Pterygium removed. Like most of the procedures we perform pterygium surgery can be done as an outpatient, is easy for a patient to go through, and offers a fairly quick recovery. Essentially what happens is the Pterygium is peeled off the and a special graft of healthy tissue is glued into place in the area where the Pterygium was removed. The patients are patched overnight and upon removing the patch the next day are asked to use some eyedrops or ointment over the course of the ensuing few weeks.

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