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Pterygium - Dubai Eye Clinic

What is Pterygium (Surfer’s eye): 

  • Pterygium is a raised, fleshy growth on the conjunctiva encroaching on the cornea. Conjunctiva is the clear membrane that covers the white of your eye.
  • The nickname “surfer’s eye” comes from the idea that surfers work in the sun, wind, and dusty conditions which causes pterygium.

Causes of Pterygium:

A long time outdoors in the sun and dust entering the eyes when not protected

Symptoms of Pterygium:

  • Redness and swelling of the conjunctiva.
  • Dry, itchy, burning eyes.
  • Blurry vision

How to Prevent Pterygium : 

  • Wear sunglasses to protect your eyes from the sun's ultraviolet (UV) light
  • Use artificial tears when your eyes are dry

Treatment of Pterygium : 

  • We treat redness, swelling, and discomfort with steroid and lubricating eye drops (symptomatic treatment)
  • If the pterygium grows large enough to cause more problems, it should be surgically removed.


At Dr. Rami Hamed Center, our Ophthalmology department is dedicated to safeguarding your vision health through expert eye care Professionals, Renowned as one of the best eye care clinics in Dubai our Ophthalmology Specialists provide services for Cataract, Retina treatment with Laser and Refractive surgeries.