Ptergium

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Pterygium (pronounced "'tur-RIDGE-ium") is a benign thickening of the outer coating (conjunctiva) of the eye that grows onto the cornea. As a pterygium grows, it may become red and irritated. Eventually, it may cause visual disturbances by disrupting the normally smooth surface of the cornea. In severe cases, a pterygium can block a patient's vision altogether.

What causes Pterygium?

The exact cause is not well understood. Pterygium occurs more often in people who spend a great deal of time outdoors, especially in sunny climates. Long-term exposure to sunlight, especially ultra-violet (UV) rays, and chronic eye irritation from dry; dusty conditions seem to play an important causal role.

When a pterygium becomes red and irritated, topical eye-drops or ointment may be used to help reduce the inflammation. If the pterygium is large enough to threaten sight, is growing or is unsightly, it can be removed surgically.

Dr. Cheng removes the pterygium and treats the area with Mitomycin C. Then she use the most advanced technology of placing the Amniotic membrane on the wound or she can take a healthy piece of the conjunctiva from adjacent part of the eye and placing on the wound.

AmnioGraft (amniotic membrane) is the only amniotic membrane tissue that is designated by FDA as a graft for eye wound repair and healing. On the surface of the eye, AmnioGraft acts as an anti-scarring, an anti-inflammatory agent and support wound healing. Eyes treated with amniotic membrane are white, fast healing, and almost no recurrence.