Pterygium is a benign vascular pink tissue that can grow from the conjunctiva onto the cornea. If it grows into the line of vision, over the pupillary aperture, it can interfere with vision.
Pterygium is most commonly found to originate from the inner, nasal, surface of the eye and extend toward the pupil. They can also occur on the temporal side of the eye. Pterygium is believed to be caused by long-term and repetitive exposure to UV rays from sunlight. Therefore, Pterygium is more common in countries and states closer to the equator.
With Pterygium, the primary goals are to achieve no recurrence, fast recovery, and excellent cosmetic outcomes. The Tissue Tuck procedure leverages the physical and biological properties of AmnioGraft to make Pterygium surgery quick and easy to perform and creates two barriers to recurrence and the results are as follows:
- Faster recovery
- Minimized post-surgical inflammation
- Very low recurrence
- Reduced surgical time
- Superior cosmetic outcome in as little as 1 week