Pterygium are very common amongst our population here on the Coffs Coast.
Pterygia are small triangular growths on the cornea (the clear central part of the eye). While they are caused by sun exposure, they are not cancerous or dangerous. However, they are progressive and can become uncomfortable and eventually interfere with vision. We suggest regular monitoring of your pterygia and this can involve anterior segment photography or corneal topography to aid in checking whether your pterygia are increasing in size.
If necessary, we refer you to an Ophthalmologist for surgical removal.