Pterygium information and locations in Mexico

Pterygium, also known as “surfer’s eye” is a growth of tissue on the conjunctiva that can invade the cornea causing red eyes, itchy, burning sensation, and in some cases, can affect the vision. Depending on the case eye drops or surgery might be needed. This is a same day procedure.
The growth can be surgically removed if causes discomfort, affects the vision or for cosmetic reasons. The doctor will use local anesthesia to numb the area and will remove the pterygium. After the surgery, you will need to wear an eye patch for two days and be able to return to your normal activities the next day.
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Pterygium surgery
Procedure: 30 min.
Hospital stay: 30 - 45 min.
Cleared to fly: 1 day
After surgery
Out of town patients’ follow-ups are scheduled with the ophthalmologist after 1 - 7 days from pterygium surgery. Patients are clear for flying after 1 day from pterygium surgery.
Note: See with the specialist what follow-up or postoperative care you need to take with a primary care physician, or specialist in your home city, regarding sutures or medication adjustments after the procedure.
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Pterygium frequent questions

Get answers to our most frequently asked questions and what to expect after the surgery.
Can I prevent getting a pterygium?
Yes, by wearing sunglasses and hats with wide brim we protect the eyes from the ultraviolet lights and prevent the growth of pterygium.
There is a risk of recurrence?
Some patients may experience regrowth within the first 12 months after surgery, possibly to continued UV exposure.
Will I feel pain during surgery?
The doctor will use local anesthesia to numb the eye, during surgery you will only feel some pressure.

Disclaimer: This information does not reflect the medical advice from our clinics. All cases are different and this treatment may not suit you. Always refer to a medical professional with the certification and experience. All of our physicians are fully qualified to perform these procedures. For more information and diagnosis contact one of our top specialized clinics.

In all medical procedures, there are chances of complications, the specialist will provide you detailed information about the risks of the procedure, talk to the specialist directly.