Pterygium removal surgery is a good option for patients who are experiencing trouble with their vision. Typically, the biggest issue for patients during surgery preparation is controlling apprehension and nerves. Many people imagine eye surgery to be similar to an alien abduction. However, the procedure is nowhere near as scary as often imagined.
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.