A Pterygium is a fleshy callous-like growth of conjunctiva that extends onto the cornea. Pterygium removal surgery eliminates the abnormal tissue, and replaces it with healthy tissue from the patient’s own eye that is either stitched or glued into place. With today’s newer procedures, there is less discomfort, the rate or pterygium recurrence is low, and patients are usually back to work within two days of surgery.
ProKera, AmbioDisk and Aril
The use of amniotic membrane tissue has become a widely used therapeutic option to aid in wound repair and wound healing. Traditionally, patients that required the use of amniotic membrane for wound healing had to be taken to the operating room. ProKera, AmbioDisk and Aril are unique devices that allows the amniotic membrane tissue to be placed in the clinic.
Phototherapeutic Keratectomy (PTK)
Phototherapeutic keratectomy (PTK) uses the Excimer laser to treat superficial conditions of the cornea, including corneal opacities, recurrent corneal erosions, and surface irregularities.