Last reviewed: November 2017
Last updated: November  2017

Summary

Definition

History and exam

Key diagnostic factors

  • wing-shaped conjunctival overgrowth onto corneal surface
  • hx of chronic UV light exposure
  • ocular irritation, burning, and tearing

Other diagnostic factors

  • altered ocular cosmesis
  • blurred vision
  • double vision

Risk factors

  • chronic UV light exposure
  • FHx of pterygium
  • chronic ocular irritants
  • human papilloma and Epstein-Barr virus infection

Diagnostic investigations

1st investigations to order

  • slit-lamp examination
  • fluorescein staining
Full details

Treatment algorithm

Contributors

Authors VIEW ALL

David O'Brart

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon

Guy's and St. Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust

Professor of Corneal Science

Kings College

University of London

London

UK

Disclosures

DOB receives research grants from Alcon Inc, and has acted as a consultant on the preparation of a report on epithelium-on-corneal collagen cross-linking for Sooft Italia SPA. He is an author of a number of references cited in this monograph.

Peer reviewers VIEW ALL

Assistant Professor

Department of Ophthalmology

University of Texas Health Science Center

San Antonio

TX

Disclosures

CED is a speaker for Bio-Tissue, the developer of Amniograft amniotic membrane.

Professor of Ophthalmology

Nuffield Laboratory of Ophthalmology

University Of Oxford

John Radcliffe Hospital

Oxford

UK

Disclosures

REM declares that he has no competing interests.

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