Originally Posted by Fangora
I am looking for anyone that has been through pterygium sugery. I am freaked out
about being awake during the surgery, could you please share your experience with me?
Also, any recovery tips or advice is appreciated!
Had a very extensive pterygium removed 9 days ago. I was also freaked out, but the only pain experienced was a tightness in my shoulders from being tense before hand. I can say honestly that not only has there been no pain, but I haven't even experienced any discomfort. Took two tylenol the day following surgery as a preventative measure but nothing since that time other than religiously following eye drop routine. I would not have believed it before hand, but being awake during the surgery was interesting and I am not someone that would ever tune into the various surgery programs on TV.
Good luck, have courage, and get it done. You will be pleased. I am a retired navy and airline pilot. Have always done my best to stay away from doctors, but there have been some fantastic medical advancements. Go get em tiger!