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Pterygium

(Surfer's Eye)

Do you feel less confident because of your eye appearance? Pterygium is a non-cancerous growth that starts in the clear, thin tissue (conjunctiva) of the eye. This abnormal growth is caused by damage from UV light and is more common in places with sunny weather. A pterygium is usually progressive and will get worse over time potentially leading to vision loss from corneal scarring. They can also cause persistent discomfort. Pterygium removal at Waite Vision will leave you with a white normal appearing eye. The procedure takes about 15 minutes with minimal discomfort.

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Pterygium Surgery Utah

What happens during Pterygium removal?

Fellowship trained, board-certified ophthalmologist Dr. Aaron Waite is an expert at pterygium removal. Your eye will be completely numb prior to starting the pterygium removal. Even though you are awake during the procedure, you will not feel any pain. The pterygium is removed with specialized ophthalmic instruments. Once the pterygium removal is complete, a graft of conjunctival tissue is added to prevent recurrent pterygium growth. The graft is held in place with a special glue so no stitches are needed. The whole procedure takes about 15 minutes.

“Go meet Dr. Waite and his team. I went into the procedure very confident that my eyes were in good hands.”

Top reasons patients choose Waite Vision for pterygium surgery.

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Your procedure is guaranteed for years to come.

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Our pterygium surgery pricing is transparent.

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No insurance? No problem. We charge $1850 for pterygium removal.

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You will have the most personable, caring staff during and after your procedure.

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You will meet directly with Dr. Waite, a highly skilled surgeon, to discuss your best vision plan.

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When you arrive, you become the center of attention. We are focused on you.

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You receive a comprehensive personalized diagnostic examination and a vision plan tailored specifically for you.

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Pterygium surgery is brief from start to finish. We will guide you through the whole process

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Your pterygium procedure is performed with the most advanced technology available.
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Pterygium questions? We've got answers.

Is pterygium surgery safe?

Pterygium surgery is very safe and successful. It is possible for the pterygium to grow back but there is a 99% chance that with our technique for pterygium removal, you will be completely cured of your pterygium. If regrowth were to happen, it can simply be removed again.

How much does pterygium surgery cost?

Pterygium treatment is generally covered by medical insurance. If you do not have medical insurance, that’s not a problem, we charge $1850 for pterygium removal.

How long is pterygium surgery?

Pterygium surgery is a quick procedure. It generally takes 15 minutes to perform. Dr. Waite will provide you with general guidelines to prepare for your pterygium surgery.

Does pterygium surgery hurt?

There is minimal to no discomfort during pterygium surgery. Most patients are able to resume regular activities within 1 to 2 days after surgery. During healing your vision may be slightly blurry.

Can pterygium cause blindness?

Pterygium surgery has a high success rate with minimal chance for any vision loss. Leaving a pterygium untreated can lead to blindness by causing corneal scarring. We recommend you seek treatment with us before complications occur.

What will my eye look like after pterygium surgery?

Great news! It is highly likely that within 3 to 6 months after surgery, you may not be able to tell which eye has had pterygium surgery.

Feel as good as you look.

The time is now — there is no need to struggle or feel self-conscious. Pterygium removal is totally worth it. You’ve got one life, live it with confidence. Read what they have to say…
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