Pterygium (વેલ) Surgery by Dr. Surbhi Kapadia: A Comprehensive Guide
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Pterygium (વેલ) Surgery by Dr. Surbhi Kapadia: A Comprehensive Guide

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વેલ (Pterygium) શું છે?

In the vibrant city of Vadodara, where local health concerns often reflect the regional lifestyle, Pterygium, widely known as “Vel” in Gujarati, is a common eye condition. This growth on the eye’s surface, while not cancerous, can cause discomfort and, if untreated, may impair vision. Dr. Surbhi Kapadia, a respected eye specialist in Vadodara, offers her insights and solutions for this condition.

In Gujarat, particularly in Vadodara, વેલ Pterygium, known locally as “Vel,” (વેલ) is a common eye condition. The term “Vel” reflects the nature of this condition – similar to a vine that keeps growing even after being cut, much like a nail (referred to as “નખૂના” in Hindi). Dr. Surbhi Kapadia, a renowned eye specialist, brings advanced treatment for Vel to the community.

Understanding Pterygium (Vel): Causes and Symptoms

Vel develops as a triangular growth on the white part of the eye, extending towards the cornea. The primary cause is believed to be prolonged exposure to ultraviolet light, making it prevalent in warmer climates, although it can affect anyone. Common symptoms include redness, swelling, a gritty feeling in the eye, and in severe cases, vision impairment. It appears as a pinkish, triangular tissue growth on the cornea and can lead to symptoms like irritation, redness, and blurred vision. Dr. Kapadia emphasizes the importance of understanding these symptoms for early detection and treatment.

વેલ કયા કારણથી થાય છે?

એવું માનવામાં આવે છે કે અલ્ટ્રાવાયોલેટ પ્રકાશ લાંબા સમય સુધી આંખના સંપર્કમાં આવવાથી વેલ થાય છે. 

The Importance of Pterygium Surgery

Not all instances of Vel require immediate treatment. However, when the growth is significant, causing discomfort, redness, or vision problems, surgical intervention becomes necessary. The decision for surgery, as advised by eye care experts like Dr. Kapadia, is based on the size of the Vel and the symptoms it presents.

Pterygium Surgery: When is it Necessary?

Dr Kapadia recommends surgery in cases where Vel:

  • Extends towards the central cornea.
  • Causes significant discomfort or vision issues.
  • Leads to recurrent inflammation or excessive redness.
  • Significantly alters the prescription of glasses due to induced astigmatism.

Dr. Surbhi Kapadia’s Approach to Vel Surgery

In Vadodara, Dr. Kapadia is known for her meticulous approach to Vel surgery. The procedure involves removing the growth and employing techniques to reduce the chance of recurrence. Her expertise ensures patients receive the best care with minimal post-operative complications.

Dr. Kapadia’s approach to Vel surgery involves removing the growth and implementing measures to minimize recurrence. The surgery, typically a short procedure, is done under local anaesthesia, ensuring patient comfort. Dr Kapadia’s skilful techniques in surgery promise effective results with minimal discomfort.

Post-Surgery Care and Recovery

After Vel surgery, Dr Kapadia advises on postoperative care, crucial for speedy and effective recovery. She recommends protective measures against UV exposure and dust – a significant consideration given Vadodara’s climate.

Contact Information and Appointment Scheduling

For consultations or to learn more about Vel treatment, contact Dr. Surbhi Kapadia at Aadicura Superspeciality Hospital, Vadodara. Schedule an appointment today to ensure the best care for your eyes.


This blog serves as an informational guide and should not replace professional medical advice. For any eye-related issues, including Vel, it’s crucial to consult an eye care specialist. Dr. Surbhi Kapadia’s expertise in treating Vel makes her a go-to specialist in Vadodara for those seeking effective and compassionate care.


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