Pterygium

The Sun, the Sand, the Pterygium

By Millennium Park Eye Center
March 15, 2017
Pterygium

People who spend a lot of time outdoors, especially on Lake Michigan and its beaches, can sometimes develop an eye condition known as pterygium. It involves the growth of pink, fleshy tissue on the conjunctiva (white part of the eye), usually on the side of the nose. The cause of pterygium isn’t fully understood, but...  read more


Surf’s Up Dude: How to Get Rid of Surfer’s Eye

By Millennium Park Eye Center
November 15, 2015
Surfer’s Eye

Nothing can quite beat a morning of waking up and hitting the surf to get a few waves in before a busy day of work. And although surfing is a fun sport, sitting in the sun for an endless amount of time can wreak havoc on your vision causing a condition called pterygium or “surfer’s...  read more