The white of the eye (called the sclera) and the inner side of the eyelids are covered by a thin layer of transparent tissue called the conjunctiva. A pterygium is a noncancerous (benign), fleshy growth of thickened conjunctiva. A pterygium can grow over the cornea (the transparent tissue covering the colored part, iris, and the hole in the iris, pupil). Read more: How Do You Get Rid of Pterygium? Article
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