Elastoic degeneration of conjunctiva secondary to ultraviolet light exposure (sun). Symptoms include irritation, redness, dryness, blurred vision and scarring. This lesion can also limit contact lens wear. Treatment: protection from UV light (sunglasses), artificial tears and sometimes surgical removal.

                 Pterygium (Before surgery)                                Pterygium with graft (After surgery)

Pterygium (Before surgery) Pterygium with graft (After surgery)

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