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What is a pterygium (surfer's eye)?

September 18, 2018

 

¿Qué es una pingüécula y un pterigio?

 

 

Pinguecula and pterygium are growths on your eye’s conjunctiva, the clear covering over the white part of the eye.

Pinguecula is a growth that looks like a yellow spot or bump on the conjunctiva. It often appears on the side of the eye near your nose. A pinguecula is a deposit of protein, fat, or calcium.

Pterygium is a growth of fleshy tissue that may start as a pinguecula. It can remain small or grow large enough to cover part of the cornea. When this happens, it can affect your vision.

 

If you have a pterygium that bother's you, please see Dr Kotecha to discuss the risk, benefits and treatments for pterygium.  Dr Kotecha performs pterygium removal both in the office and as an outpatient surgical procedure.  

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