by Rajesh Khanna MD
Recurrent Pterygium may be considered a common side effect of pterygium surgery. If the pterygium is removed but no attention is paid to removing the scaffold of tenon’s capsule, nor adjunctt therapies used – there is up to a 70% chance of recurrence. Recurrent Pterygium management is an art and sequence. We end up helping a lot of these patients who had their primary pterygium surgery elsewhere. Pterygium are like weeds. Either behead them, kill them completely or leave them alone. Never prick, sword or irritate them. For then they attack savagely.
Recurrent Pterygium is worse than the original one because they can spread in all directions and have more fibrosis. It means they are more firmly attached to the muscles and surrounding eye tissue. They are also more vascular. The blood vessels supply it the nutrition in its march to conquer territory it had lost before.
Is your Pterygium back again? The above video tells you important information about what you need to know regarding recurrent Pterygium and Pterygium removal.
Before operating on recurrent pterygium:
During the procedure of recurrent Pterygium:
After surgery for recurrent Pterygium:
Please don’t worry if you have had a recurrence of Pterygium. If you are out of the Los Angeles area you can skype with us to learn your options. If you send us your insurance card our staff can let you know your insurance coverage.
Above information on Recurrent Pterygium management courtesy of Khanna Vision Institute serving the Thousand Oaks and Los Angeles area,
Pterygium, which is a callus, is a result of dry eye. Lasik can further increase the dryness of eyes. Hence, Lasik eye surgery may cause progression of Pterygium. Depending on the decision of the surgeon Lasik eye surgery should be avoided in the presence of Pterygium.
There are several reasons why Lasik may be deemed unsafe if you have Pterygium:
So what are the options to see better in the presence of Pterygium?
Therefore combining the two procedures makes a lot of sense. It does require advanced instrumentation and higher skill. But this is likely the best option to tackle two problems at once. Also since both procedures require similar medications it saves time and money for the eye drops. And it will decrease the total number of visits to the lasik eye surgeon.
Rajesh Khanna, MD
Dr. Khanna, of the Khanna Vision Institute, has performed hundreds of vision corrective surgery with patients suffering from pterygium. Located in Beverly Hills and Thousand Oaks, Khanna Vision Institute has helped thousands of individuals achieve the best vision possible after ridding them of pterygium from their eyes.