Introduction: Exact etiology and pathogenesis of pterygium remains unclear, but it is more common in people with excessive outdoor exposure to sunlight and wind, such as those who work outdoors.
Materials & Methods: To analyze the epidemiology and prevalence of pterygium in a hospital-based study in Department of Ophthalmology, Fathima Institute of Medical Sciences, Kadapa. The study period was from May 2017 to April 2018. 50 study subjects with pterygium were studied.
Results: A cross-section hospital-based, observational study was conducted. Among the study subjects the maximum prevalence were from ≥60 year age group (36%), followed by 40-60 year age group (34%).
Keywords: Prevalence, Pterygium, Kadapa