Cure for pterygium in left eye

 

 

Submitted by tundex1876 on Wed, 09/04/2019 - 15:26
Country
Nigeria
Age
39
Gender
Male
Did you perform any surgery for the eyes?
No
Do you suffer from pre-existing illnesses in the eye?
No
Do you suffer from any diseases in the body?
Do you use any eye drops?
No
Do you use any eye drops?
No

Question

 

 

Hi,

What kind of corticosteroid eye drop can i use for the treatment of the pterygium in my left eye.

Thanks

 

Answer

Thanks for your Question

There is no medical treatment for pterygium. When pterygium is inflamed with redness, pain , tearing and foreign body sensation you can use mild corticosteroid to reduce these symptoms but it won't cure the pterygium. Surgical removal of pterygium is the only cure.

After removal of pterygium, amniotic membrane graft or conjunctival graft is used with antimetabolite medication such as mitomycin or 5 fluorouracil to prevent recurrence of pterygium after removal

 

You should visit your eye doctor to discuss these options with him

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