good afternoon, just want to ask if the pterygium is dangerous, dlu I was exposed to pterygium, but the doctor said that when he was young it was useless but now my eyes felt itchy and there was a lump and flushed. please the solution
Pterygium is an eye disease that often occurs in people who are often irritated with the eyes, for example in people who are often exposed to dust and wind in the eyes, often exposed to sunlight, or due to dry eyes (dry eye).
Pterigium is not a dangerous thing. Pterygium can cause white / pink spots / membranes, which usually grow through the side of the eye near the nose and grow toward the pupil. Pterygium can also cause irritation, pain and itching in the eyes, and red eyes. If it is disturbing, then the pterygium usually requires surgery.
besides the red eye that you experience can also be caused by other causes such as:
Therefore, to ascertain the cause of the situation that you are experiencing, then you should check yourself directly to a specialist doctor so that the doctor can examine your condition directly. Thus the doctor can provide the right therapy for you.
use sunglasses if outside the home. Avoid exposure to dust / wake up in the eyes. wear sunglasses when riding a motorcycle. avoid rubbing your eyes, and don't use just any medicine.
The following article you can read aboutterygium
may be useful. thank you