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,
Los Angeles Lasik Surgeon Rajesh Khanna MD is a recognized pioneer in Presbyopic Implants for correction of aging eyes. He has popularized Cornea Cross Linking and Intacs forKeratoconus. He is an Expert Cataract, Pterygium Eye Surgeon, A Cornea Specialist he performs Laser Corneal Transplants, DMEK, DSEK and DALK. Rajesh Khanna MD is a well known medical writer. He has published the bestseller "The miracle of Pi in Eye".He is also a columnist for the newspaper Acorn. Dr.Khanna also hosts "Medical Magic". In his spare time he hikes with his family and German Shepard or does yoga. He also plays field hockey and loves swimming.