LASIK

LASIK

LASIK (Laser-Assisted in Situ Keratomileusis) is a refractive surgery that eliminates the need for glasses or contact lenses by reshaping the cornea, allowing your eyes to better focus on objects. Here at Linda Vision, formerly Eye Zone Medical, we own one of the newest laser systems available today, the Allegretto Wav

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Cataract Surgery

Cataract Surgery

A Cataract is a clouding of the natural lens inside the eye. If a Cataract is interfering with your daily activities, it is time to have it removed. Over the years, there have been numerous advances in the technology for Cataract Surgery. These improvements have given patients the option of choosing between different artificial intraocular lens, including a

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Pterygium/Carnosidad Removal

Pterygium Carnosidad Removal

A pterygium, also known as Carnosidad in Spanish, is a fleshy pink scar tissue that sometimes crosses the cornea of one or both eyes. If you know or think you may have a pterygium and are feeling irritation, itchiness, a burning sensation, or simply dislike its appearance, then it is time to schedule you FREE pterygium consultation. Dr. Linda Vu

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Ortho-K

Ortho-K

Orthokeratology, Ortho-K, or Corneal Refractive Therapy (CRT) is a non-surgical method of decreasing mild to moderate myopia or nearsightedness. Here at Linda Vision, we use Paragon CRTTM lenses to improve the lifestyle and vision of people of all ages by reducing the need for glasses and daytime contact lenses. Paragon CRT lenses are produced by Paragon Vision Techn

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Eyelid Surgery

Eyelid Lift Surgery (Blepharoplasty)

Eyelid surgery, also known as Blepharoplasty, can be a medical necessity but in most cases, it is performed as a cosmetic procedure. If you have “droopy eyelids” or “bags under your eyes” you can consider cosmetic surgery to rejuvenate your eyes. With more than 12 years of experience performing cosmetic procedures, Dr. Linda Vu can l

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Causes and Symptoms of Pterygium


 

Causes and Risk Factors of Pterygiums and Pinguecula

Although the cause of pterygiums is not completely understood, prolonged exposure to ultraviolet and infrared radiation from sunlight have been implicated. Other chronic irritants, such as dust and wind, may play a role as well. Pterygiums have also been genetically linked, as can be seen by their presence among members of the same family.

Preventative Measures

Since the exact cause of pterygiums is unknown, nothing can be done to prevent you from developing a lesion. However, there are multiple preventative measures that can help stop or slow their growth. It is possible to stop the growth of pinguecula and prevent them from turning into pterygiums by lubricating the eyes with artificial tears and shielding them from the sunlight. Excessive dry and irritated eyes are perfect environments for growing pterygiums.

Pterygium Symptoms

Pterygiums are seen on the surface of the eye and visibly noticeable even before they cause symptoms. Although some people constantly feel like they have a foreign body in their eye, most are asymptomatic early on. The eyes can become red, irritated, itchy, and experience a burning sensation. Because the lids can no longer spread the tears over a smooth area, dry areas may result, which in turn causes even more irritation that promotes the continual growth of the pterygium. If a pterygium reaches a large size, it can also stretch and distort the cornea inducing some astigmatism.

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