Pterygium Removal Surgery
A pterygium is a non-cancerous lesion that develops on the white of the eye. This condition, which is more common in patients who spend a lot of time outdoors, is usually harmless. In many cases, the pterygium is relatively small, and does not require treatment. However, in some patients, the pterygium grows into the cornea, or grows to the point that it begins to cover the pupil. In these cases, the pterygium will interfere with vision, and will likely require surgical removal.