180 East Hampden Avenue, Suite 200
Englewood, CO 80113

Satellite locations available in:
Castle Pines, Broomfield, Vail, and Goodland, KS.

Pterygium

Pterygium Removal

Overview

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A pterygium is a growth of the conjunctival tissue onto the cornea. This most commonly occurs on the side closest to the nose. The growth can cause persistent redness and inflammation, vision distortion, and corneal scarring.

Treatment

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For the early stages of a pterygium, treatment is achieved with lubricating and anti-inflammatory drops. If there is persistent inflammation despite appropriate drops use, vision loss, or the threat of central corneal scarring, pterygium removal can be performed. Dr. Richheimer generally employs a sutureless technique, using glue instead of sutures, to repalce the pterygium with a graft. This allows not only a very high success rate, but generally a faster, more comfortable recovery.

Schedule a FREE LASIK consultation

Location: Englewood, COCastle Pines, COBroomfield, COVail, COGoodland, KS

Preferred Time: 7:30 - ­10:301:00­ - 2:302:30 - ­3:30

Schedule a Cataract Consultation

Location: Englewood, COCastle Pines, COBroomfield, COVail, COGoodland, KS

Preferred Time: 7:30 - ­10:301:00­ - 2:302:30 - ­3:30

A cataract consultation will be billed through your medical insurance as a cataract is considered to be a medical condition. We are happy to address any questions or concerns that you may have prior to your consultation with us at 303-482-1300.

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Technology:

Mile High Eye Institute has the most advanced lasers in the world which provide the most precise and accurate treatment possible for the best visual results and independence from glasses and contact lenses.

Experience:

Our doctors have performed surgery on thousands of people in the Denver metro area, the United States, and people from around the world. Our doctors have performed surgery on other doctors as well as professional athletes.

5 Star Service:

At Mile High Eye Institute you will be treated like family while receiving thoughtful and thorough eye care without feeling like you are being rushed through a 'process'. Our doctors and staff are dedicated to making you feel as comfortable as possible while providing you with excellent vision.