Pterygium Removal

The eye surgeons of Vision Surgery Consultants have years of successful experience in pterygium removal for abnormal tissue in eye. Pterygium is an interesting word to pronounce. The correct pronunciation is “terry-um.” Pterygium are common for many active people and are caused by irritation from wind, dirt, sand, and exposure to ultraviolet light.

Pterygium removal surgery involves the abnormal tissue from the cornea and sclera (white of the eye). Modern procedures involve using a draft of tissue from under the eyelid. While this approach is better than former methods, the innovative physicians at Vision Surgery now offer a “stitchless” autograft surgery using the latest medical advancements to aid in the recovery process and to minimize patient discomfort.

Using the autograft surgery method, recovery time is comparatively rapid. In addition, rates of regrowth are much lower than older methods. The procedure typically requires less than an hour. Patients receive a light sedative to make sure they are comfortable.

After the pterygium removal surgery, the eye will heal rapidly. Patients are able to return to work in a few days. After the first week, the adhesive used to secure the graft will dissolve. Over the next few weeks, the eye will gradually return to normal, typically with no long-term visible indications. For more information or to schedule a consultation, please contact Vision Surgery Consultants.