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Pterygium Prevention

Below are ways to prevent the formation of Pterygium or reduce its progression.

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  • Protect your eyes from prolonged sun exposure.
  • When outdoors, wear a wide-brimmed hat and UV-coated sun glasses to block harmful UV rays from the sun.
  • Protect your eyes from dust, excessive wind, fumes, and other irritants.
  • Treat dry eyes if the condition is present.

The above precautions are especially important if you live in sunny areas or if you participate in outdoor activities such as skiing, fishing, or gardening.