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Pterygium FAQS

03/12/2019

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Is a pterygium growth cancerous?

No, a pterygium is a benign growth and usually harmless. However, in some cases it may harbour cancerous cells.

What causes a pterygium?

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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