This exclusive surgical technique restores the whites of the eyes affected by growths, such as “surfer’s eye.” Including conjunctival or amniotic membrane grafting

The Pterygium Procedure

Meet Dr. Ebbie Soroudi 

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

The effects of excess tissue growth (pterygium)

A pterygium (pronounced “ter y gee um”) is a small, slow-growing, wing-shaped fleshy membrane that arises over the cornea. Although it usually grows closer to the nose, it can grow on any area of the eye. It is not uncommon to see these growths occurring on both sides of the cornea, which is medically termed “kissing pterygia.” 

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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.

Eye whitening for specific conditions

Dr. Soroudi’s technique can resolve several issues affecting the whites of the eyes, including surfer’s eye, conjunctival moles, and racial melanosis. 

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. 

A groundbreaking procedure developed by Dr. Soroudi

The traditional surgical approach was to remove a small piece of the conjunctiva (the thin clear skin that covers the eyeball) where the pterygium used to be. Even today, many ophthalmologists remove this graft with a surgical blade or scissors, causing profuse bleeding. Dr. Soroudi invented a procedure that allows this graft to be removed without scissors for greater comfort and a faster, more pleasant