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Pterygium Surgery

A pterygium is a triangular thin transparent conjuctival fold visible mainly on the nasal side of the palpebral fissure. Temporally it is more rare.

Pterygiums normally progress towards the cornea.

These pterygiums are often called cataracts by patients. This is an incorrect term. They are easily removed by surgery under a local surgery. Pterygiums are normally asymptomatic. Surgery is usually indicated where the pterygium has grown on to the cornea or where recurrent inflammations of the pterygium occur.

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Pterygium
Pterygium

Triangular, thin, transparent conjunctival fold in the palpebral fissure. Its head is yellow, avascular and pints toward the corneal center. The body of the pterygium extends to the semilunar fold(32-year-old man).


Cicatrical pterygium
Cicatrical pterygium

Differential diagnosis: the margins of the cicatricial pterygium cannot be elevated with a probe of a foreceps. This is in contrast to true pterygium. In the cicatrical type the conjunctival folds are irregular, thinkened and vascularized. This type does not show a tendency to progress toward the cornea. Charactaristics: white. adherent to the site of corneal injury, with no avascular head. Cause: burn. chemical injury. In this case there was injury at the limbus (65-year-old man).

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