How do we treat Pterygium?

Pterygium is an overgrowth of tissue caused by UV radiation. For many people this is unsightly, irritable and can even impact vision. The only curative treatment for pterygium is surgical excision.

What technology is used in the treatment of Pterygium?

At NQ Eye Specialists, we use the finest technology available to perform the most up to date surgical techniques which limit recurrence rates and provide the best cosmetic results.

What are the risks of Pterygium treatment, if any?

Pterygium removal can result in double vision which in most cases resolves spontaneously within a few days. We advise you not to drive or operate machinery during this period.

What are the benefits of Pterygium treatment?

Removal of a pterygium can not only improve the appearance of your eye, but improve your vision, in certain cases. If you have a pterygium and a cataract, it is best to remove the pterygium first to ensure optimal results for the cataract operation as the pterygium can, and often does, distort the shape of the eye rendering our preoperative measurements inaccurate.