In this video, Dr. Judy Ku details the symptoms of pterygium and explains which career choices can increase the likelihood of its occurrence
Pterygium is a wing-shaped tissue that can grow over the front of the eye. Often, you could see a lesion in the corner of the eyes, extending from the white of the eye into the center.
What causes pterygium?
Pterygium is caused by UV light or excessive exposure to UV light.
It’s very common in Australia, especially Queensland due to the sunny weather conditions.
Pterygium is also more common in certain occupations and activities, these include:
- truck driving,
- patients who work outside,
- outdoor sport goers.
Commonly, it can cause some irritation, then you’ll likely notice a bit of redness over time.
Patients often describe their colleagues or their friends commenting on the eye looking really red as if they had a late night.
If that region is left until it’s quite large, in extreme circumstances, it can start to affect your vision.
Book a consultation to find out your suitability
If you’re concerned you might be suffering with pterygium, why not book a consultation with us?
It’s the only way that we can really assess the health of your eye and understand your condition, and what we may need to do to get your eye health back to where it should be.
We look forward to meeting you where we can talk in person and discuss your condition in detail and talk through the options of getting your eye health back on track.