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A Pterygium is an abnormal elevated growth on the cornea of the eye as a result of the Conjunctiva growing onto the cornea. This wedge-shaped growth can occur due to long-term exposure of ultraviolet rays and chronic irritation from dry conditions. However, the exact reason of its occurrence is not completely understood.

It is more common in habitants of tropical environments, because the effect of the sun light accumulates over a prolonged period of time. Wearing protective eyewear in the hot sun may prevent the occurrence of a Pterygium.
Blepharitis is one of the most common eye problems affecting both adults and children alike. It is a chronic inflammation that causes redness and swelling as well as itching and irritation of the eyelids.

It is usually caused by several reasons that the patient ought to look out for. They include: poor eyelid hygiene, excessive oil produced by the eyelid gland, bacterial infections and eye allergies.
Also known as pink eye, Conjunctivitis is a bacterial or viral infection of the membrane that covers the white of the eye and the inside of the eyelid causing inflammation. Some cases may be contagious so always maintain the health and cleanness of your eyes.

Its symptoms include itching or burning, redness, excessive tearing and discomfort among other things. It can be easily treated through eye drops.
Dry eyes is one of the most common eye syndromes. It is caused by the decreased production of tears, which can lead to the breakdown of the tear film. Dry spots develop as a result, which can not be cured, but a treatment can be taken to decrease the symptoms accompanied by dry eyes.

Dry eyes can sometimes be accredited to old age or long period of computer use. Factors like the sunlight, heavy wind, dust and smoke can also contribute to developing dry eyes. It can be treated easily, but requires a lot of care in order to avoid its serious repercussions.

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