Smaller pterygiums often do not require any surgical intervention and any inflammation an be managed topically with drops
Larger pterygiums which affect sight and comfort can be removed via surgery as a day procedure. The most common technique for this procedure is to the remove the pterygium growth on the eye and take healthy tissue from another part of the eye and graft it over the unhealthy tissue. This can even be done with door tissue as well. Anti-inflammatory and anti-biotic drops are often used after the surgery to helping with the healing process.
Just because it was removed once, doesn’t mean it can’t grow back again. Here are some suggestions you can take on board to help protect you r eyes from future growths
- Wear sunglasses
- Protect your eyes from dry, dusty or windy environments
- Use lubricating drops frequently