Can bitter kola cure pterygium? Bitter kola and Eye Problems.
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It is true that Scientist have confirmed that bitter kola can cure many eye diseases especially glaucoma. Studies have shown that eating bitter kola helps reduce intraocular pressure and relieve the symptoms of glaucoma. This is true.
There are other eye problems like pterygium which bitter kola is believed to cure. However, the claims or belief that bitter kola can cure pterygium (a fleshy growth on the conjunctiva of the eye) is false. Bitter kola cannot cure or remove pterygium.
What is pterygium?
Pterygium is an abnormal growth of tissue on the conjunctiva (the clear membrane that covers the white of the eye) and the adjacent cornea (the clear front surface of the eye).
Causes & risk factors.
Most common in tropic regions.
Associated with chronic sun (ultraviolet [UV]) exposure.
It can grow over a period of months to years.
👉It can cause redness, irritation, and a change in the appearance of the eye.
👉May cause astigmatism which can result in blurry vision.
👉Whitish or pinkish growth covering the front of the eye.
👉It can be in one or both eyes.
Diagnosed through a comprehensive eye examination, typically while examining the front structures of the eye with a microscope.
Based on the appearance of tissue growth from the white part of the eye onto the cornea.
Often whitish, flat or raised area of tissue, and bilateral.
👉Lubrication, in the form of artificial tears, gels, or ointments to help with redness and or irritation.
👉Surgery: Pterygium can grow back after surgery, so surgery is usually only considered in serious cases.
👉Use of sunglasses that block UVA and UVB rays.
👉Wearing a hat when outdoors.
👉Prescription glasses should have a UV protective coating and could be a wrap-around design.
It is wrong to believe that instilling bitter kola eye drop in the eye will treat your pterygium. Why not see an ophthalmologist for surgery.
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