A pterygium is generally the abnormal growth of tissue on the white part of the eye closest to the nose. This abnormal tissue is usually pink in colour and can grow so that it covers the cornea.

Excessive exposure to UV light is the main reason for the growth of this abnormal tissue.

A pterygium may cause irritation, a gritty or itchy sensation to the eye and in some cases a decrease in vision. If the pterygium grows too close to the cornea or if it is causing too much irritation, an Ophthalmologist can perform an operation to remove it.

If you think you have a lesion similar to the ones below, please see your GP or Optometrist for a referral to an Ophthalmologist.

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Pterygium Removal Cairns

Professional and Efficient Pterygium Removal in Cairns

Are you being referred by your doctor or optometrist for a pterygium removal in Cairns? At North Queensland Eye Clinic, you know you are in good hands, with a highly experienced ophthalmologist and a professional support team at a clinic that has been operating since 2004.

Pterygium is a relatively common condition with which we have a wealth of experience, having done many successful procedures over the years. Ask your doctor for a referral to your local professional ophthalmologist for excellent service and the utmost in quality treatment.

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