Pterygium

A pterygium is a triangular growth of degenerative tissue on the white of the eye (sclera), usually on the nasal side, that may extend onto the clear window of the eye called the cornea.

A pterygium results from irritation due to long term exposure to ultra-violet light (UV), wind, glare or dust. Treatment is by eliminating the irritation with protective eyewear, eye-drops or surgery.

For more information on pterygium or any other disorder of the eye, contact your local Eyecare Plus optometrist direct onĀ 1300 EYECARE (393 227).