As part of the aging process and exposer to sun and other environmental irritations, some people can develop a raised, cream to yellowish-brown colored growth on the conjunctiva, or white part of the eye. This growth is benign and is usually found on the surface of the conjunctiva nearest the nose. This defect, called a pinguecula, is composed of degenerated elastic tissue and is more common in people who live near the equator. Most pingueculae do not grow and are usually not removed. If the growth extends into the cornea, vision can be affected or the growth can irritate the eye. At this point the growth is referred to as a pterygium.
Pterygium removal is done on an out-patient basis under local anesthesia with intravenous sedation. Because the risk of regrowth is so high, Dr. Baker performs a procedure which involves taking a graft of healthy conjunctival tissue and replacing the bad tissue. Patients typically wear a patch until they are seen the following day. Are you seeking an eye surgeon in Little Rock Arkansas that can diagnose and treat pterygium. If so please be sure to contact us for en eye examination.
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At Baker Eye Institute in Conway, cataract surgery has benefited countless patients whose vision was fading, many who were nearly blind. Our experienced cataract surgeon, Dr. David Littleton Baker, can help reintroduce you to a world of clear vision. We are more than happy to answer any questions you may have about cataract surgery and the difference in IOLs.
If you live in the Conway or Little Rock, Arkansas region and would like further information about cataract surgery, schedule a vision consultation at Baker Eye Institute today. We pride ourselves on offering the latest advances in cataract surgery, including premium lens technology.
Providing excellence in eye care for over 18 years, Baker Eye Institute offers advanced treatment for medical and surgical diseases of the eye and eyelid. Dr. Baker helps restore the vision for patients throughout the state with an advanced no-stitch cataract surgery. You likely know someone who has already had the procedure done and is enjoying their renewed vision.
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