What is it about?

Pterygium is a fleshy benign growth, usually on the inner corner of eye and conjunctivochalasis is an eye condition where there are excessive folds of conjunctiva at the lid margin. Occurrence of conjunctivochalasis is studied in relation to pterygium.

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Why is it important?

Conjunctivochalasis is common but often overlooked on its impact in dry eye management.


It is important to be alerted to cases of conjunctivochalasis with increased sun exposure, as these people may be predisposed to pterygium development.

Prof Louis Tong
National University of Singapore

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This page is a summary of: Conjunctivochalasis is the precursor to pterygium, Medical Hypotheses, November 2013, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.mehy.2013.08.017.
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