Pterygium Surgery

A pterygium is a growth of the conjunctiva, which is the membrane that covers the white part of the eye. A pterygium grows from the white part of the eye onto the cornea, the normally clear window in the front of the eye. This is particularly common if you were exposed to a lot of sun, sand, or wind while you were growing up. You may want to remove a pterygium if it changes your vision, causes significant discomfort, or is constantly red and irritated.


Dr. Lee is very experienced at pterygium excision to remove these growths. He uses the newest surgical techniques to aim for the best cosmetic and functional result possible and has a very low recurrence rate as a result.

Amniotic Membrane Transplant

Amniotic membrane is a tissue that has anti-inflammatory and pro-healing properties. Dr. Lee performs amniotic membrane transplants for multiple reasons, including pterygium surgery, corneal ulcers, corneal thinning, corneal numbness, or poor corneal healing. In many cases, he can perform this procedure in clinic, while in other cases, this is performed in the operating room.

Pterygium Surgery Los Altos
Pterygium Mountain View
Phototherapeutic keratectomy (PTK)
The laser is used to smooth the cornea or remove scar tissue. Dr. Lee has performed a large number of these procedures for many different indications.
YAG Laser Capsulotomy
A significant portion of patients develop cloudiness of the membrane that holds the artificial lens implanted during cataract surgery. After the eye has had some time to heal, a laser is used to make a small opening in the membrane to restore clarity of the vision. This laser procedure can be done in the office, usually in a matter of minutes.
Glaucoma Lasers
Dr. Lee performs glaucoma lasers for both types of glaucoma.