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    Am I a Candidate for Refractive or Laser Eye Surgery?

    Refractive or laser eye surgery is not right for everyone. The qualifications of a good candidate for refractive or laser eye surgery generally include:

    A good candidate also is one who, despite expecting improved vision, will still be OK with the idea of having to wear glasses under certain situations, such as when driving at night.

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    Pterygium (Surfer’s Eye) and Pinguecula

    Pterygium (pronounced tur-IJ-ee-um) is a common eye condition that affects people who spend a lot of time outdoors. Because it often affects surfers, it is also known as surfer's eye. It can affect anyone, though, even children who don’t wear sunglasses outside. People with pterygium have a growth of pink, fleshy tissue on the white of the eye. The growth usually forms on the side closest to the nose and grows toward the center of the eye. Pterygium is a noncancerous lesion that usually grows slowly...

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    Reviewed by Brian S. Boxer Wachler, MD on January 20, 2016

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