Pterygium/Pinguecula/Amniotic membrane

Indigant in dry climates with sun and UV exposure. These are elevated, flesh looking, growths on the white part of the eye that can cross over onto the cornea (clear window overlying the colored part, iris, of the eye).

These can cause red eyes, inflammation and interfere with vision. When it is only on the white part it is a pinguecula and when it crosses over the cornea it is a pterygium.

These can become inflamed with allergies and stress. Dr. Martin does an in-office surgical removal with amniotic membrane reconstruction (allows fetal type environment for new tissue to grow) without sutures/stiches (vascular tissue glue).

Both cosmetic and medical conditions can be treated and results in a whiter eye without elevations. Often it can improve dry eye symptoms as well.