Pterygium is a common fleshy vascular growth that occurs on the surface of the eye.

It can extend from the nasal aspect centrally towards the pupil. It is thought to be caused by excessive exposure to sunlight, dust and wind. It commonly causes redness, watering and irritation and can be cosmetically unsightly. Vision is reduced when it extends across the cornea.

Surgery is effective with modern techniques involving grafting of replacement tissue with specialized tissue glue. Dr. Matzkin is highly experienced at this procedure. Make your appointment today.

Example of a pterygium