Corneal surgery

Pterygium is a growth on the cornea, often due to UV-exposure. This growth originates on the white of the eye or the “conjunctiva” – and proceeds to grow across the cornea, or the “windshield” to the eye. When this becomes visually significant, or when it begins to irritate the patient despite using drop therapy, pterygium removal is performed to clean the surface and make the patient more comfortable.