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I was diagnosed in 2005 w/ a smallish pterygium, 3 yrs ago

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I was diagnosed in 2005 w/ a smallish pterygium, 3 yrs ago an eye Dr. told me removing it was optional since it wasn't infringing on my pupil. For 4 days now, the cornea on the opposite side of that eye is irritated, feeling constantly gritty (no discharge tho). Eye drops don't help. I can't observe whether the pterygium has now spread into the iris and is causing associated eyestrain which prompts these symptoms (for the record: I also live in 24 hr aircon conditions in Fl., recently took several flights
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. Stan replied 7 years ago.

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It is likely that you are experiencing the irritating eye symptoms due the tear film dysfunction of the dry eyes and/or irritated pterygium. To resolve or significantly reduce this problem, I suggest that you use over the counter Zaditor eye drop 4 times daily, and preservative free tear drop such as Refresh or Genteal tear drop 4 times daily, at least 10 minutes apart. After 1 week of Zaditor, I suggest that you continue only with the preservative free tear drop as needed.

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Customer: replied 7 years ago.
Expert:  Dr. Stan replied 7 years ago.
Thank you so much.