Dr. Soroudi has developed a groundbreaking pterygium surgical technique performed without sutures or surgical scissors.
This exclusive surgical technique restores the whites of the eyes affected by growths, such as “surfer’s eye.” Including conjunctival or amniotic membrane grafting
Large pterygium growing over the cornea and pupil (Dr. Soroudi’s actual patient).
This person was “legally blind” from this pterygium with over 9 diopters of astigmatism; he now sees 20/20! Including conjunctival or amniotic membrane grafting
What causes eye growths?
It is not exactly clear what causes these growths to develop, but it is believed there is a genetic component combined with a history of excessive sun exposure. It has been found that people who live in very sunny regions nearer to the equator develop these growths most often. Pterygia affects millions of people’s eyes and can cause chronic irritation, redness, and tearing. In severe cases, it can cause severe astigmatism or blindness.
What can I expect from the surgery?
Pterygia can be surgically removed using only local anesthesia. Once removed, the treated region must be protected with a small piece of the conjunctiva (the thin clear skin that covers the eyeball), which will prevent the growth from coming back.