Pterygium question

Discussion in 'Optometry Archives' started by eddyblanco, Nov 11, 2006.

  1. eddyblanco

    eddyblanco Guest

    I have a Pterygium on my eyeball. My question is if it reaches the
    pupil is the
    vision lost temporary or does it affects the vision for ever?
    eddyblanco, Nov 11, 2006
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    eddyblanco Guest

    Thank you for you quick respond. Makes me feel better.
    eddyblanco, Nov 11, 2006
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  3. eddyblanco

    eddyblanco Guest

    Dr. Judy, How long does it usually take to operate a Pterygium?
    Thanks again
    eddyblanco, Nov 11, 2006
  4. eddyblanco

    Charles Guest

    Turns out I have pterygium as well. I assume it's not considered to be
    a big problem, since nobody even told me the name before. I was once
    prescribed some steroid eyedrops to stop inflammation.

    My question for the docs: Is it possible that this is the source of my
    astigmatism (~1D) even though the ptergyium is not encroaching into the

    Charles, Nov 13, 2006
  5. eddyblanco

    Dr. Leukoma Guest

    If it's not encroaching onto the cornea, it is not a pterygium, and
    therefore could not be causing astigmatism.

    Dr. Leukoma, Nov 13, 2006
  6. eddyblanco

    Charles Guest

    I stand corrected, it's a "pinguecula". So my question, that I think
    you answered, was whether vision could be affected prior to it turning
    into a pterygium.

    Charles, Nov 13, 2006
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