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No, a pterygium is a benign growth and usually harmless. However, in some cases it may harbour cancerous cells.
It is not known exactly what causes a pterygium to develop, but dusty, sandy and sunny environments (with high UV exposure) are contributing factors.
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Date last reviewed: 2022-01-25 | Date for next review: 2024-01-25