Pterygia are abnormal growths on the front of the eye caused by sun damage. They are commonly seen in patients that originate from an island. If left untreated, they may continue to grow onto the front of the eye, causing blurry vision and irregular astigmatism. Dr. Jeremy and Dr. Arthur Cotliar have extensive experience in removing these pterygia in the operating room. There is 20% chance that they recur, but this surgery can be done more than once if necessary.