Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Treatment for pterygium often includes moisturizing eye drops, lubricating eye ointment, and corticosteroid eye drops. In some cases, surgery may be required to remove the pterygium.

Treatment options for pterygium include:

  • Moisturizing eye drops:
    • Artificial tears
  • Lubricating eye ointment for pterygium:
    • Hypo Tears
  • Corticosteroid eye drops for pterygium:
  • Surgery to remove the pterygium

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Physicians from the following specialties evaluate and treat pterygium:

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Last Updated: Oct 13, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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