How do patients feel after pterygium?

Dr. Judy Ku discusses how his patients feel after pterygium in this post

What’s the recovery like after pterygium surgery?

Within the first 24 to 48 hours, it is common for the eye to feel a tad irritated and sensitive to light.

Some patients might feel more pain on the first night, although we provide strong pain relief to help with that.

After the patch comes off, you’ll find your vision a little bit blurry to start, but it will gradually recover over the subsequent seven days.

Usually, at the one week mark, your eyes might still feel irritated, but you’ll feel a lot better with swift vision recovery. By the one month mark, you’ll feel mostly back to your normal self.

Keen to discover if you’re suitable for pterygium surgery?

Why not attend a consultation and find out your suitability. Simply book a consultation today.

It’s the only way that we can really assess the health of your eye and understand your condition.

We look forward to meeting you, that way, we can talk in person and discuss your condition in detail and talk through the options available to you.

Share This Post!

Take our quick cataract surgery suitability quiz

When it comes to cataract surgery, there is a world of choice available that most people sadly miss. Avoid disappointment and discover which option is best suited to your needs and lifestyle in just a few minutes:


Find our Auchenflower location

Find our Upper Mt Gravatt location

We’ve helped thousands of Queenlanders rejuvenate their eyes

"Very friendly and professional staff. Dr Russell is extremely informative and has a really positive presence. The doctor and all of the staff ensured all my questions were answered fully. I left the surgery feeling as if I’d been really well cared for."

Suzanne Cooper

"The staff are all friendly and helpful."

Alana Jenkins

"Dr Russell and the entire team should be commended for their genuine care and personal attention. They made every possible effort to explain and clarify the treatment required and made sure I was comfortable through the consultation treatment."

Xerxes Meher

"Dr Russell is my hubby’s specialist for years. We love him. Such a kind person and always spends time to explain everything."

Zita Farczadi Kershaw

"Many thanks for your care and skill and a big thanks to all your staff for their friendly care and professionalism shown each time I have visited."

Henry Ellison

"My wife came to see Dr Russell today and we wanted to say thank you to all the staff for the kind and professional service. We are also extremely grateful for Dr Russell’s generosity when it came to us paying for the consultation. We wanted to reach out and say thank you so much!"

Troy and Liana Todd

We have replaced the images of real patients who provided these testimonials to protect their privacy.

Discover the best premium treatment for your eyes

The best way to find out if our treatments could help you is to have an initial appointment. You’ll get a clear answer from me on your suitability and treatment options

Book a consultation

About Brisbane’s Eye Specialist

A specialist ophthalmic micro surgeon, internationally trained retinal surgeon, medical retinal diseases specialist and cataract surgeon

Dr Matthew Russell, MBChB, FRANZCO

Brisbane Eye Surgeon

With a career that spans over 15 years, I have mastered the ability to achieve results that help patients regain their confidence and youthful energy.

When it comes to restoring the eye’s function, there is a world of choice available that most people miss. It is my responsibility as a specialist ophthalmic surgeon, to help you avoid the agonising anxiety and regret that comes with not knowing all your options.

I believe your lifestyle should dictate your vision, not the other way around. It’s my personal goal to align your vision with your lifestyle so that you can conquer life’s challenges and remain the version of yourself you most want to be.

Let me help you get your life back.

More about Dr Russell