Pterygium Excision

A pterygium is a growth of the conjunctiva that extends onto the cornea. These growths can occur on either side of the eye and are often wedge-shaped. Pterygiums are also known as surfer’s eye because they commonly occur in people who spend a lot of time outdoors in the sun.

Pterygium surgery is a procedure that removes non-cancerous growths from the outermost layer of the eye. These growths, called pterygiums, can become red and irritated as they grow. If left untreated, pterygiums may eventually cause vision problems.

Indications for Pterygium Surgery

The primary reason to have surgery for pterygium is when the growth begins to cover the pupil, which leads to visual problems or astigmatism. If eye drops or ointments don't help, your doctor may suggest surgery to remove the pterygium.

Pterygium Surgery

Pterygium surgery is a procedure that removes non-cancerous growths from the outermost layer of the eye. Your doctor will sedate you and numb your eyes to prevent discomfort during surgery. They will then clean the surrounding areas. Your doctor will remove the pterygium along with some associated conjunctiva tissue. Once the pterygium is removed, your doctor will replace it with a graft of associated membrane tissue to prevent recurrent pterygium growths.

Why choose us

It is important to do your research when looking for a doctor to perform Pterygium surgery. Scrutinize the physician's credentials and patient testimonials to determine if they are right for you. In addition, choose a clinic with knowledgeable and caring staff members in order to find the best doctor for Pterygium surgery.

Acuity Eye Center is known for providing high-quality care for patients needing pterygium surgery in Pakistan. The clinic makes every patient feel like part of the Acuity family from the moment they walk through the doors.

Dr. Zia ul Mazhry at Acuity Eye Center is a specialist in Pterygium Surgery with more than 3 decades of experience in the field of Ophthalmology. He has got his post-graduation from Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh Glasgow and College of Physicians and Surgeons of Pakistan. He uses cutting edge technologies to provide high quality treatment at an affordable price to everyone in need. Evidence based approach is used right from evaluation and planning to exercising the plan and the post procedure care. Generally speaking, Dr. Zia ul Mazhry and his staff are dedicated to providing affordable, high-quality care to their patients.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How painful is pterygium surgery?
The surgery itself is painless, but you may experience some discomfort afterwards. You won't be able to drive yourself home after the procedure because of the sedation, but you will be given medication in case you experience any pain.
How is pterygium diagnosed?
Pterygiums are easily diagnosed by your doctor during a physical examination of your eye using a slit lamp. This tool allows doctors to get a magnified and bright view of your eye, making it simple to spot the growth.
Can you watch TV after the pterygium surgery?
Yes, you can watch TV after the pterygium surgery. However, you may experience some blurry vision for a short time after the surgery, which can make it difficult to see the screen. We recommend waiting until the day after surgery to read or watch TV so your eyes can rest.
How long does it take to remove a pterygium?
Pterygium removal surgery is minimally invasive and takes about 10-20 minutes. The pterygium is first carefully peeled away, and an injection is used to prevent regrowth.
How much does pterygium surgery cost?
The inclusive package for the whole procedure is 45000 Pak Rs.


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