Pterygium Removal Surgery Brisbane
- Bloodshot whites of the eye
- Irritation, or a burning sensation on the surface of the eye
- Mild eye pain
- A sensation that something foreign is in the eye
- Changes in vision
If you begin to experience any of the above symptoms, please get in touch with the Valley Eye Specialists in Brisbane to determine whether you may benefit from pterygium removal.
What is the treatment for a pterygium?
What is the P.E.R.F.E.C.T. for PTERYGIUM
Pterygium removal is a relatively simple, quick procedure that takes less than an hour to complete. You can expect your pterygium eye surgery to comprise of the following steps:
Firstly, your Valley Eye Specialist will administer a light anaesthetic and numb your eyes to ensure your comfort during the procedure. They will then clean the eyes and the surrounding areas to prepare them for surgery.
Once prepped, your ophthalmologist will surgically remove your pterygium, as well as any associated conjunctiva tissue. Then, once your pterygium is removed, they will replace the resultant defect on the eye’s surface by retrieving a large graft of membrane tissue from another area of the eye. This step is designed to prevent the pterygium from recurring. To complete your procedure, your Valley Eye Specialist will reconstruct the treated area to create the best possible cosmetic outcome.
Our technique vs traditional techniques
What can I expect during my pterygium surgery recovery?
Are there any risks involved with pterygium
- A one in 400 chance of developing a cyst, proud flesh, or infection, which may require further surgery.
- A one in 500 chance of developing persistent double vision, which may require surgery on the eye muscle.
- A one in 500 chance of the graft tissue not settling in and needing replacement.
- A one in 1000 chance of developing drooping eyelids, which could require further surgery.