I have surfers eye or something similar, my doctor claims it is a freckle at the surface of the eye but my insurance does not cover the removal since it is harmless. So, is there any other way I could get it removed?
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Surfer's eye also called pterygium is a fleshy growth over the cornea. It is formed due to UV light. Small pterygium does not affect but large pterygium may cause astigmatism and blurring and may need surgical removal. I am not sure about your insurance policy but usually, cosmetic surgeries are not covered.
So, if it is causing blurring or astigmatism, then you might claim that it is affecting your vision. You should discuss with your doctor and he might make a way out for you within legal limits of your insurance policy. Second is you get it done privately but that may cost you. So, discuss with your doctor and I hope he will suggest you the best.
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Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. From what you have described, I feel that you may have had an inflamed pterygium whose inflammation is now reducing with treatment. Pterygium tissue will not dissolve on its own and needs surgery to remove. Although it is possible to slow its growth by lubricants and av... Read Full
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Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. This is a very small pterygium. I would not recommend surgery for this small pterygium. I am sorry but there is no medicine to treat pterygium. One may claim anything, but we usually do not recommend any medicine unless it is approved by FDI. You may use lubricating... Read Full
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