Pterygium Excision with or without Amniotic Membrane Graft

A pterygium is a benign growth of the conjunctiva that starts to grow across the cornea (clear part of the eye).

Pterygia are usually pink or white in color and are very common in warmer climates as they are caused by UV light. When the pterygium interferes with vision or becomes irritating, pterygium excision can be performed. This involves a short outpatient surgery using light sedation. The growth is removed and an amniotic membrane tissue graft can be placed to decrease the recurrence rate and repair your vision.