Navi Mumbai Eye Clinic and Laser Centre
Doctors serving Navi Mumbai since 2002

Pterygium Surgeries

It is a degenerative disorder which proliferates as a mass as shown in the picture.

The most common cause is chronic exposure to sunlight/UV light, which destroys the stem cells at the edge of the cornea, allowing the mass to proliferate.

A significant growth over the eye surface can cause reduction of vision.

 

 

Treatment

Simple excision

The pterygium tissue is removed. However with this technique, there is an almost 50% chance of recurrence.

Conjunctival autografting

The mass is surgically excised, and the bed is covered by a conjunctival graft harvested either from the same eye or fellow eye.

Amniotic membrane transplantation

 Transplantation can also be done, which also supplies some growth factors, to prevent the mass from recurring.