Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Pterygium Home Care

Home care for a pterygium includes:

  • Moisturizing eye drops:
    • Artificial tears
  • Wear sunglasses that provide protection from ultraviolet light when you are exposed to sunlight.

Pterygium Warning Signs

Notify your doctor if you have pterygium and any of the following:

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Last Updated: Jan 3, 2011 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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