Pterygium (Surfer’s Eye) most frequently refers to a benign growth of the conjunctiva. A pterygium commonly grows from the nasal side of the sclera. It is usually present in the palpebral fissure. It is associated with and thought to be caused by ultraviolet-light exposure (e.g., sunlight), low humidity, and dust. Growth has been known to be preceded with scleral trauma around the Palpebral comissure. The predominance of pterygia on the nasal side is possibly a result of the sun’s rays passing laterally through the cornea, where it undergoes refraction and becomes focused on the limbic area. Sunlight passes unobstructed from the lateral side of the eye, focusing on the medial limbus after passing through the cornea. On the contralateral (medial) side, however, the shadow of the nose medially reduces the intensity of sunlight focused on thelateral/temporal limbus.
PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING IMPORTANT INFORMATION:
- The above program does not include medications for certain conditions such as depression, blood coagulation, etc.
- Medicaments, fluids, blood and derivatives to be used, as well as additional procedure(s)
- performed not included in the exact treatment would be invoiced
separately on upon the conclusion of said treatment / procedure(s)
The Corneal transplantation and conjunctival autograft for Simple recurrent Pterygium program includes the following:
- Specialized medical attention by a Ophthalmology specialists
- Diagnostic tests
- Right to the operating room, anesthesia
- Transfer and 7 to 15 Nights of (The Hospitalization will include accommodation in a private room, nursing care and medical assistance, evaluation and preparation of medical history, as well as three course meals).
- Postoperative recovery