Pterygium Excision With Conjunctival Autograft

During this procedure, the pterygium is removed and the resulting gap is filled by surgically transplanting the patient’s own conjunctiva (surface eye tissue). Sutures or fibrin glue holds the graft in place. This graft not only acts as a covering of the affected area, but also as a barrier to recurrence. The surgery is performed on an outpatient basis and takes about 30 to 45 minutes.