Rapid Review: Pterygium

October 5, 2017


  • Patient with a history of excessive sunlight exposure
  • Complaining of something in the eye
  • PE will show triangular-shaped growth on the medial side

Sample question:

A 62-year-old man presents with complaints of right eye irritation for the past three days. He is a landscaper and he is often outside. Physical examination reveals a fleshy, triangular growth from the medial canthus toward the cornea. He admits that the growth has been there for months, but it has never irritated him until now. Which of the following would be the best initial treatment?

By Yehuda Wolf, MPA, PA-C

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