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Fort Worth Pterygium Treatment

pterygiaDr. Marvelli, as an ophthalmologist, can treat or remove pterygium. This condition often causes eye irritation. A pterygium is a non-cancerous growth of the clear, thin tissue that lays over the white part of the eye. Pterygium is rare in children

People at risk generally are:

  • Exposed to sunny, dusty, sandy, or windblown areas
  • Farmers, fishermen, and people living near the equator


If a pterygium is small but becomes inflamed, Dr. Marvelli may prescribe lubricants or possibly a mild steroid eye drop to reduce swelling and redness, and the associated eye irritation. In some cases, surgical removal by an ophthalmologist is necessary.

If you have eye irritation, Dr. Marvelli can examine you at any of his two locations, Colleyville/Hurst or Ft. Worth, Texas to determine if you have this condition and what the appropriate treatment is.

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Who is a good candidate for the surgery?
Anyone with significant scar tissue growth which causes the eye irritation.

What is experienced during procedure itself?
No pain is experienced because of local anesthesia.

After procedure care and expectations?
Application of anti-inflammatory and antibiotic drops. The patient leaves with an eye patch which comes off within hours. Most people need a few days to a few weeks to reach optimal vision recovery and will still have eye irritation through the healing time but this symptom will disappear.

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