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  • Courtesy of Muhammad Arif Ozir, MD.
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    Cornea/External Disease

    A 31-year-old man presented to ophthalmology clinic with complains of painless red tissue growth of right eye for 2 years. Visual acuity of right eye 20/40 and 20/20 for left eye. Anterior segment examination of right eye showing wing shaped limbal growth over nasal conjunctiva and cornea involving visual axis. There is visualization of blood vessels overlying the growth. A diagnosis of pterygium is made. Pterygium is a fibrovascular conjunctival growth within the palpebral fissure extending onto the corneal surface. It is raised lesion, white to pink in color depending on vascularity. In this patient she is scheduled for pterygium excision surgery. He is treated with artificial tears lubricating eyedrop while awaiting for the surgery date.