What is Pterygium?

It’s a non-cancerous fibrovascular growth that starts in the clear, thin tissue of the eye. It grows slowly cover the white part of the eye and extend on to the cornea. In many instances, surgical intervention is not needed, unless the pterygium extends on to the cornea, and has the potential to, or starts to disrupt vision. Causes for pterygium are unknown, but it is common in people who have lots of exposure to light and wind.