At OAV we frequently see patients with pterygium. A pterygium is a fleshy growth over the cornea that usually occurs on the inner corner of the eye. They are very common, especially in sunny climates due to UV light exposure.
Smoke, dust, wind, and dryness are also contributing factors. Avoiding environmental irritants, wearing sunglasses, and using artificial tears are the best medical treatments.
Dr. Elkins is fairly conservative when it comes to surgical recommendations for the removal of pterygium, but has a great deal of experience in treating patients with this eye problem. For more information about Pterygium and other procedures Dr. Elkins offers to his patients, click here.