Ocular Surface Procedures
A pterygium is a triangular shaped growth on the eye made up of collagen and fibrovascular tissue that grows from the conjunctiva, and may eventually encroach on the cornea. Pterygium removal is a procedure to remove the lesion, and may include a conjunctival graft (from the same patient) to cover the exposed area of the eye.
A pinguecula is a raised yellowish growth on the conjunctiva that can cause irritation and inflammation. It can be removed using similar techniques to those used during pterygium removal.
Conjunctival cyst, foreign body, or concretion removal is a simple procedure to remove lesions from the eye using a similar technique used in pterygium removal.
Ocular surface cancer removal is a complex procedure, and different techniques are applied depending on the type of cancer and how severe it is. Treatments can include the use of chemicals like Mitomycin C, cryotherapy, alcohol, topical chemotherapy, or even a conjunctival graft. Your ophthalmologist will schedule regular follow-ups to monitor your progress.
Conjunctivoplasty is the surgical removal of redundant conjunctival tissue. Loose or damaged conjunctiva can lead to problems with tear distribution, inflammation, and can cause irritation reminiscent of having a foreign object in the eye.
By using an amniotic membrane graft (a thin, sterilized, and isolated layer obtained from a placenta), we can help manage and heal your ocular surface and decrease symptoms of inflammation.