During pterygium removal surgery, the good eye is covered, while the problematic eye is given a numbing and sterilizing drop, an anesthetic gel and then an injection to completely numb it.

As the surgeon starts to work on getting the graft, more drops or gel can be added if the patient still has sensation in the area. The patient’s comfort is always a top priority at NeoVision Eye Center.

To learn more about the pterygium removal process, contact Dr. Shobha Tandon to set up a consultation.