At Loh Ophthalmology Associates, we are experienced at caring for patients with pteryigums. A pterygium develops on the eye, and appears as a wing-shaped growth that extends onto the cornea. Over time, some pterygiums will grow into the center of the cornea, blocking vision. It is important to know that UV light exposure as well as ocular surface disease/dry eyes are risk factors for worsening of the pterygium.
Patients with pterygia can experience redness, irritation, and blurred vision. Symptoms from pterygia can be treated with lubrication as well as anti-inflammatory eye drops. When pterygia extend onto the cornea and begin encroaching into the visual axis, surgery may be beneficial. The surgical removal of pterygia has advanced and Dr. Jennifer Loh is experienced and knowledgeable in performing the procedure.