Pterygium, Pinguecula

  • Definition
  1. Growth on surface of Conjunctiva starting at the inner canthus and enlarging laterally to ultimately cover a portion of the Cornea
  2. Pinguecula
    1. Involves only Conjunctiva
  3. Pterygium
    1. Involves Conjunctiva and Cornea
  • Pathophysiology
  1. Localized Conjunctival inflammation (e.g. Dry Eyes) with secondary, localized Conjunctival thickening
  • Management
  1. Eye lubricant (e.g. lacri-lube)
  2. Ophthalmology referral