What is the definition of Pterygium of the Conjunctiva and Cornea?

Pterygium of the conjunctiva and cornea is a benign (non-cancerous) pink lesion that grows from the conjunctiva onto the cornea. They typically start from on the inner surface of the eye, and grow toward the the pupil. Long term exposure to ultraviolet light has been associated with causing this condition. Depending on the size of the pterygium, a person can experience vision problems. Surgical removal of the pterygium is often not needed unless it is causing irritation or vision loss.
  • Condition: Pterygial
  • Journal: Indian journal of ophthalmology
  • Treatment Used: Surgery by Double-Sliding Flaps Procedure
  • Number of Patients: 193
  • Published —
The study researched the outcomes of surgery by double-sliding flaps procedure for treating pterygial.
  • Condition: Pterygium and Keratometric Astigmatism
  • Journal: Nepalese journal of ophthalmology : a biannual peer-reviewed academic journal of the Nepal Ophthalmic Society : NEPJOPH
  • Treatment Used: Pterygium Excision with Autologous Graft Surgery
  • Number of Patients: 64
  • Published —
The objective of this study was to evaluate the outcomes of pterygium excision with autologous graft surgery on keratometric astigmatism and visual acuity.