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either of two thickened triangular layers of conjunctiva extending from the nasal edge of the eye to the cornea

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Group1 named GP comprised primary pterygia patients, while those of recurrent pterygia were in Group 2 named GR.
Pterygia were labelled grade-1 if the underlying episcleral vessels were clearly visible, grade 3 if the vessels were completely obscured by the fibrovascular fleshy mass of pterygium and grade 2 if the vesseles were partly visible.
The nasal and temporal pterygia were marked with a sterile pen and measured, after which local anesthesia (subconjunctival lidocaine hydrochloride + 2% epinephrine) was applied (Figure 1).
Tear break-up time in eyes with pterygia and pingueculae in Ibadan.
Microsatellite instability and loss of heterozygosity in human pterygia.
Ultraviolet radiation can cause many ocular problems including skin cancer, pterygia and pingeculae (solar elastoses), corneal keratopathy, cataracts (lens opacity), and possibly macular degeneration.
p53 expression and relation to human papillomavirus infection in pingueculae, pterygia, and limbal tumors.
The involvement of adult stem cells originated form the bone marrow in the pathogenesis of Pterygia.
By shielding their eyes from harmful sun exposure, you are also protecting your children from eye-related diseases later in life that can include macular degeneration, cataracts and pterygia (a mass of tissue arising from the inner corner of the eye).
Pterygia also may develop if sun and/or wind exposure is chronic during the early years of life.
Overexpression of p53 tumor suppressor gene in pterygia.
Long-term effects include pterygia, pingueculae, cataracts, and retinal damage.
Prevalence of pterygia, pingueculae, and conjuntival hiperplasia among cement workers from Bogota
Pterygia are cloudy growths that creep out onto the front of the eye, block light, and lead to blindness if untreated.
Outwardly, unsightly yellowish-red growths called pterygia are a direct result of constant ultraviolet exposure, and so is a persistent redness of the eye.