Pterygium Treatment in Las Vegas

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A pterygium (pronounced “tur-RIDGE-ee-um”) is a very common pink/red growth that extends form the whites of the eye onto the colored part of the eye. It is caused by long-term exposure to sunlight, especially as a child. Almost all pterygia are non-cancerous. Rarely some growths represent squamous carcinoma–or a local growing cancer. If you have a pterygium that is growing or changing over time you should be seen by an ophthalmologist.


Pterygium Management and Removal

Many pterygia can be observed without intervention. However, in cases where irritation or redness of the eye occurs, removal may be deemed necessary. It is noteworthy that pterygium removal is typically covered by insurance. As a pterygium grows, it has the potential to impact one’s vision. In some instances, even minor pterygia can exert influence by distorting the eye’s shape.

We strongly recommend contemplating removal when pterygium becomes a source of irritation or inconvenience, or when it exhibits changes or growth over time. If you suspect a compromise in your vision, prompt removal is essential for the preservation of your eye health.

Ophthalmologist using vision test equipment to evaluate Pterygium in Las Vegas
Friend group enjoying clear vision after Pterygium surgery in Las Vegas

What To Expect

How Is Pterygium Treated?

Most pterygia do not require treatment. If they cause irritation or redness lubricating drops and/or topical steroids may be very helpful.

A pterygium can also be surgically removed. Newer techniques have proven to make the procedure dramatically more comfortable, successful, and cosmetically pleasing. The procedure takes only a few minutes and is typically done in the OR. If the procedure is done well most do not grow back. However, even with a good surgery about 5% will recur. To prevent this use your medicated eye drops as prescribed. Your drops are important. It is also important to be seen regularly for up to three months or more out from surgery.

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Deciding between treatment options is hard. That’s why, after you meet with one of our eye doctors, we have a team of counselors to help you weigh your options and choose which surgery or treatment is best for you.

Pterygium FAQs

Our dedicated team of specialists at Brimhall Eye is committed to providing personalized care with meticulous attention to every aspect of pterygium treatment. You can expect to be well-informed throughout the entire process.

Prior to commencing treatment, our team conducts a thorough evaluation, taking into account your medical history, lifestyle, and specific vision goals. This assessment guides us in creating a custom treatment plan designed to meet your unique needs.

Following your pterygium treatment, we offer comprehensive after-care support and schedule follow-up appointments as necessary. This ensures that you remain informed about your progress and receive the highest level of care in managing your pterygium.

A pterygium is a fleshy growth that typically develops on the conjunctiva, the thin, transparent membrane covering the white part of the eye. It can extend onto the cornea, potentially affecting vision.

The exact cause of pterygium is not fully understood, but factors like prolonged UV exposure, dry and dusty environments, and genetic predisposition may contribute to its development.

To reduce the risk of pterygium, consider protecting your eyes from excessive UV exposure by wearing sunglasses and using artificial tears in dry or windy conditions. Regular eye examinations can also aid in early detection.

While surgery is a common and effective treatment for pterygium, in milder cases, lubricating eye drops or ointments may be used to alleviate discomfort. Surgical removal is typically recommended when pterygium causes significant discomfort or vision problems.

Recovery periods may vary, but most patients can resume normal activities within a few days. Your surgeon will provide post-operative instructions to support a smooth healing process.

Complications are rare, but, as with any surgery, there can be potential risks. Your eye surgeon will discuss these risks and benefits with you before the procedure.


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Discover peace of mind and superior care for your pterygium at Brimhall Eye in Las Vegas. Your eye health is of utmost importance, and we want to assure you that our experienced team is here to provide safe and exceptional results.

With our state-of-the-art treatments and unwavering commitment to your well-being, you can trust us to address your pterygium concerns with precision and care. Take the first step toward clearer, more comfortable vision by choosing Brimhall Eye for your pterygium treatment. Your eyes deserve nothing but the best.

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