Pinguecula and Pterygium

Pinguecula and Pterygium 眼睑裂斑和翼状胬肉

Pinguecula is a yellow growth on the white part of the eye caused by exposure to sunlight and wind. When this growth extends onto the clear surface of the eye (cornea) and becomes pinkish-white, it is known as a pterygium. Having a pterygium can be uncomfortable. Not only does it cause notably eye redness, but it can cause irritation, tearing, and blurry vision. Using artificial tears can provide some comfort, but a pterygium will not disappear unless it is removed. Dr Wong has removed pterygia on many patients, including athletes, with great success. His patients have been very pleased with the cosmetic result.