Monthly Archives: October 2015

What is a Pterygium? And What are my Treatment Options?

People generally describe a pterygium as a “whiteish-yellowish, wing-shaped growth” that grows over a part of your cornea, but what is it exactly? Medically speaking, a pterygium is an overgrowth of fibrovascular tissue and conjunctiva on the surface of the cornea. In most cases, a pterygium begins as a pingueculae (try saying that ten times fast)—An… Read More


The 5 Primary Types of Eye Allergies

When your body’s immune system becomes sensitive and overreacts to something you begin to develop allergies. Allergic reactions can occur when the allergen comes in contact with antibodies in the mast cells of your eyes. At the point of contact, your cells release histamine, other substances and chemicals that cause tiny blood vessels to leak,… Read More