A pterygium is a wing-like growth of the conjunctiva, which looks like a reddish tissue overgrowth across the eye. Pterygiums are very common in warmer climates, and they are caused by UV light and dust exposure. When the pterygium growth interferes with vision, pterygium removal surgery is necessary, or it can cause permanent scarring. Pterygium treatment through Pterygium removal surgery involves a short, outpatient surgery, using light sedation. The growth is removed and an amniotic membrane tissue graft is placed to decrease the recurrence rates and repair your vision.
Your doctor, as a cornea specialist, has extensive experience in pterygium treatment and often gets referrals from across the state of Texas.