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Pterygium

What is Pterygium?

A pterygium is a small growth on the white part of the eye that extends onto the cornea and grows in a triangular shape towards the pupil. They typically occur on the nasal side of the eye. These lesions are benign and grow very slowly. If they cause chronic irritation and redness, or interfere with your vision, then they can be surgically removed.

The surgery involves removing the abnormal conjunctiva and placing a tissue graft over the area where the pterygium was removed.

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St. George, UT 84790

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Zion Eye Institute – Eye Care Santa Clara, Utah
1100 Canyon View Dr. Unit G
Santa Clara, UT 84765

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Zion Eye Institute – Cedar City Eye Care
110 West 1325 North #175
Cedar City, Utah 84720

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Zion Eye Institute – Eye Care Mesquite Nevada
1301 Bertha Howe Ave. Suite 11
Mesquite, NV 89027

(702) 346-9175
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