Overview Risk Factors Symptoms Evaluation Treatment specialist Home Care warning signs Underlying Cause Anatomy
- Thickening of the thin membrane that covers the white part of the eye
- Usually starts in the corner of the eye nearest to the nose
- May be white or yellow
- Eye redness
- Eye tearing
Tests are not necessary to make the diagnosis of a pterygium.
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PubMed Pterygium References
- Chan CM, Liu YP, Tan DT. Ocular surface changes in pterygium. Cornea. 2002 Jan;21(1):38-42. 
- Hirst LW. The treatment of pterygium. Surv Ophthalmol. 2003 Mar-Apr;48(2):145-80. 
- Pham TQ, Wang JJ, Rochtchina E, Mitchell P. Pterygium, pinguecula, and 5-year incidence of cataract. Am J Ophthalmol. 2005 Jun;139(6):1126-8.