Category: <span>Pterygium in Children</span>

Can Kids Get Pterygia?


Pterygium – a benign wing-shaped overgrowth of tissue from the whites of the eye over the transparent cornea. It’s commonly known as surfer’s eye (carnosidad in Spanish) and is often thought to be related to UV exposure, which is why there is a higher prevalence in geographical locations closer to the equator. The vast majority of pterygium cases are seen in adults with the peak incidence between 20 and 40 years old, but just like little kids can get the odd premature white hair here and there, it turns out they can also get pterygia.

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Can a Pterygium Cause Dizziness?

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Young woman with monkeypox rash holding her arms crossed

How Human Monkeypox Affects the Eyes

In May 2022, the World Health Organization declared (yet another) international public health emergency. While still reeling …