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.