The clinical significance of a single unilateral temporal pterygium

Can J Ophthalmol. 1975 Apr;10(2):222-6.


A rare case of a single temporal pterygium is reported. The etiology of pterygium and its predilection for the nasal side is discussed. A hypothesis is presented to explain why a pterygium never extends beyond the center of the cornea. Whenever a single temporal pterygium is noted it should be excised to determine the true nature of the lesion.

MeSH terms

  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Photomicrography
  • Pterygium / complications
  • Pterygium / diagnosis*
  • Pterygium / surgery
  • Uveitis / complications