What is a Pterygium?
A pterygium (pronounced “teh-ridge-eeum) is a wedge-shaped growth of conjunctival tissue on the surface of the eye. It typically grows from the inner corner of the eye, onto the cornea at the centre of the eye. In rarer cases, it can grow from the outer corner of the eye. A pterygium is not a cancer and does not become cancer. The growth of a pterygium is unpredictable, and varies from person to person.