Sometimes pterygiums require no treatment. Small pterygiums that are causing no symptoms require no treatment. However, they should be watched for growth yearly by your ophthalmologist.
Pterygiums sometimes can get inflamed and red. When this happens, you may need a short term treatment with anti-inflammatory eye drops.
When pterygiums are large and causing a lot discomfort—surgery can be recommended by your ophthalmologist. Pterygium removal with graft procedure is one better techniques for removing these growths. Studies have shown that placing a graft over the pterygium area can decrease the rate reoccurrence.
Other ways recurrent rate can be decreased after surgery include:
- UV protection
- Wraparound sunglasses
- Protecting your eyes from a dusty environment
- Artificial Tears when eyes are dry