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Risk Factors Associated with Development of Pterygia

Specialty:

Neurology, Psychiatry, Ophthalmology & Otolaryngology

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Description:

A pterygium is a triangular growth of fibrovascular tissue that extends from the bulbar conjunctiva to the cornea. Exposure to blue and ultraviolet light is a major cause favoring its development. The risk of developing the lesion can be reduced by attention to protective and precipitating factors.

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