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Demonstrating outdated methods of treatment can help you appreciate the surgical advances that bring you better and safer outcomes. It can be beneficial to look at some of the older procedures that Dr Maloof no longer performs or recommends.

Simple Removal

This refers to cutting and removing the pterygium to leave a hole that heals on its own. Although simpler, this leads to high rates of pterygium recurrence at more than 10%, and the result may be worse than the original disease, as shown below.