Surfer’s Eye aka Pterygium Surgery Video

Surfer's Eye aka Pterygium Surgery Video

Among general population, this conditions in known as the Surfer’s Eye. Doctors call it Pterygium. It’s a condition in which whitish tissue grows from either side of your eye towards the cornea. It can make your eye look esthetically unappealing and can severely obstruct normal vision.

The reason why they call it the Surfer’s Eye is because exposure to sun, dust and wind are some of the chief causes of Pterygium, though genetics appear to play a major role too.

The patient in the video below developed double Pterygium – meaning he had the abnormal tissue growing over his cornea from both inner and outer sides of the eye. His Surfer’s Eye was surgically removed. The video is of a very good quality and offers great close ups of the surgery. It’s quite discomforting to watch, especially since eyes are such sensitive organs, but I’m sure it was a great relief for the patient to be rid of that crap.

The video is also narrated start to finish. It’s a professional narration by C. Alan McCarty, M.D – kind of as if you were watching a Discovery Channel documentary. It tells you in detail what is happening which makes for an interesting, if a bit unsettling experience.

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54 thoughts on “Surfer’s Eye aka Pterygium Surgery Video”

    1. They have numbing drops (Minims Amethocaine) for those that do stay awake. I worked with a lady who had to have stitches in her eye and she was awake.

      Though I am not sure if numbing drops would apply in a more extensive eye surgery such as this.

          1. thank you nicole i have always wondered how they did that cause i dont know anyone that has had the surgery since the 80s.

            and your a great lunatic !!! you always make me laugh

          2. I am guessing the pat is not awake seeing as there are no signs of blinking and that they have so man hooks to keep it open

      1. Nicole when I had artifical lenses put into my eyes, I was awake because I have reactions to general anasthetic.

        Anyway in more extensive surgery they do not use numbing drops they use injections like you would if you were having local anasthesia, but they are put into each corner of the eye. Sounds painful, but it really wasn’t that bad.

        Mark’s timing was fantastic putting this one up as I may be having more eye surgery soon.

        1. @gunkgirl- As I stated above, I wasn’t sure if they would use the numbing drops for a procedure such as this one. Thanks for the feedback on that.

          @Ego- No signs of blinking huh? Read you comment and then tell me why there wouldn’t be any blinking. lol

          1. @Gunkgirl- Thank you for the knowledge on whether or not they would use the numbing drops for a procedure such as this one.

            @Pale Rider- Yes they are able to keep patients undergoing brain surgery, awake. To my understanding, the brain does not contain pain receptors.

        2. my aunt had this happen to her [surfers eye ] she could of had eye drops/local ani injections or, even, g.a. she was 57 so chose local ani injections and eye drops at same time – she said it felt odd, and weird, but no pain.

          btw good luck if you have to go through more eye treatment, hope all goes well

          1. @moonchild666- fascinating! Thanks everyone for the knowledge. Seems I will do some research on it to fulfill my questions. It seems it can be done this way, that way, its confusing a bit but I am glad some people will put forth some great input.

          2. moonchild666 thanks 🙂 I’m trying some treatments out to try to save my corneas, got to go back in a month too see if they are helping, if not corna transplants will be needed.

    2. No need for general anesthetic, local will work….why put someone thru the trials of general anesthetic when not necessary? Pt is kept comfortable, probably had a PCA afterwards (Patient-Controlled-Anesthesia) in which s/he could press a button and gain pain relief.

  1. oh god, im drunk, ill leave this for tomorrow, tomorrow after tomorrow…..or my next life….

    fancisco franco caudillo de espa?a por la gracia de dios; el principe gitano, los chunguitos, tonino, belmonte, los chichos, el fary, alegr?a y cachondeo elvis crespo ray ruiz

      1. Well then… a official Hello to you @Bagels.

        I have actually spoken to you when I replied to your comment on the post of the chinese guy plowing down all the cyclists et al.

        I like bagels but they don’t like me 🙁

  2. It may sound wierd but after brutal beheadings and accidents, it relieves me to see vids like this one. Medical gore is fun ’cause at some point in our lives 9 out of 10 of us will be gettin surgery done from time to time and this is an example of what we sleep through meanwhile.
    Videos like this one can make me cringe just as much as hearing a dying man choke on blood spewing out of his neck, and thats awesome!

          1. I remember how big of an event RE2 was when it came out. Lots of my gaming pals didn’t comes to school that day… Hmmm… Wonder why. Anyway, yeah man. Great memories from that time. It’s cool stuff like RE2 that defines the eras in my life. Total nostalgia.

          2. Same here pal…

            Hmmm, bit of a coincidence huh? *Laughs*

            I am a big, big fan of the original REs. More specifically, 1,2,3,CV and Survivor. Everything from the font on the captions and subtitles to the pre-rendered backgrounds.

            Technical brilliance. With excellent plots to boot.

            Other games of my childhood include:

            Rayman, Crash, Spyro, Toy Commander.

            Great days.

          3. SooperDooperTrooper: Your childhood games were my teenager games! My childhood games were things like Super Mario Bros., and Duck Hunt! I remember all of the games you listed pretty well, though. I even used to have Toy Commander on the Dreamcast.

  3. Oh my gosh….I’m shaking. I had laser vision correction several years ago and my eyes were in agony for days afterward, so I can’t even imagine how much this hurt! Gah. The needle at the end finished me, Mortal Kombat style.

  4. This somewhat reminds me of a documentary I saw about an epileptic patient who had brain surgery to remove fibrotic material. Doing so can apparently greatly reduce or eliminate seizures? Anyway the doc called them “lesions”. It looked like the same white fibrous gunk.

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