A Pterygium is a growth of the conjunctiva or mucous membrane that covers the white part of our eye over the cornea. The cornea is the clear front covering of the eye. This benign or noncancerous growth is often shaped like a wedge. A pterygium usually doesn’t cause problems or require treatment, but it can be removed if it interferes with our vision.
CAUSES OF PTERYGIUM
The exact cause of pterygium isn’t known. One explanation is that too much exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light can lead to these growths. It occurs more often in people who live in warm climates and spend a lot of time outdoors in sunny or windy environments. People whose eyes are exposed to certain elements on a regular basis have a higher risk of developing this condition. These elements include:
SYMPTOMS OF PTERYGIUM
A pterygium doesn’t always cause symptoms. When it does, the symptoms are usually mild. Common symptoms include
- Blurred vision
- Eye irritation.
- might also feel a burning sensation or itchiness.
If a pterygium grows large enough to cover the cornea, it can interfere with our vision. Thick or larger pterygium can also cause to feel like have a foreign object in our eye. We might not be able to continue wearing contact lenses when we have a pterygium due to discomfort.
HOMEOPATHIC MEDICINE FOR PTERYGIUM
Homoeopathic medicines will be prescribe on the basis of sign and symptoms with thorough case history of the patient.Useful medicine for pterigium are:
Argentum nitricum, Natrum muriaticum, Natrum sulphuricum, Zincum metallicum,etc.