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Pterygium

A pterygium is a wholly benign, fleshy tissue growth on the surface of the conjunctiva, the clear tissue that lines your eyelids and covers your eyeball. It typically forms in the corner of the eye closest to your nose and can often extend across the surface of the cornea. 

There are two ways to treat pterygia depending on their nature, symptoms and size - either eye drops or surgery.

This page was last updated at 12:50PM on November 10, 2020.