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Question:
I'm pretty certain I have either pterygium or pinguecula. Do I need to see an ophthalmologist or is an optometrist capable of making the diagnosis and providing treatment?

Answer:
Either an ophthalmologist (Eye M.D.) or an optometrist should be capable of differentiating whether you have a pterygium or a pinguecula, but only an ophthalmologist would be fully skilled in the surgical treatment of your condition, should it be needed.

Answered by: Wayne Bizer, DODr. Wayne Bizer

Categories: Eye Diseases

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Answered: Jan 16, 2013

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