Pterygium of the eye

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What is pterygium of the eye?

A pterygium of the eye is a non-cancerous growth of tissue that can form from the nasal side of the eye (conjunctiva) and extend onto the corneal surface. Men are more likely than women to develop this condition. Some symptoms include, redness, swelling, irritation, and blurred vision.

Common symptoms reported by people with pterygium of the eye

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with pterygium of the eye

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Compare treatments taken by people with pterygium of the eye

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Who has pterygium of the eye on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 1
30s 0
40s 4
50s 2
60s 4
70+ 0
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 0
20-29 years 0
30-39 years 1
40-49 years 1
50-59 years 2
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 5
Female 6

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 5
Not Diagnosed 1

These charts show data from pterygium of the eye patients who have completed their condition history
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