The Australian Pterygium Centre
  • Your first go is your best go

  • Pterygium is not a trivial condition

  • Pterygium should not be treated with trivial surgery

  • Professor Lawrence Hirst is the pioneer of P.E.R.F.E.C.T. for PTERYGIUM®

  • Professor Hirst is the only Australian ophthalmologist to restrict their practice to pterygium surgery only

  • P.E.R.F.E.C.T. for PTERYGIUM® is your best chance

  • P.E.R.F.E.C.T. for PTERYGIUM® is the technique by which to measure all other surgeries

  • Recurrence rate is close to zero

  • Excellent cosmetic appearance is now a reality

  • Cosmetic result usually makes pterygium eye indistinguishable from the other eye

  • Ask for P.E.R.F.E.C.T. for PTERYGIUM® and accept nothing less

  • The Australian Pterygium Centre is the home of P.E.R.F.E.C.T. for PTERYGIUM®

  • The Australian Pterygium Centre is the first dedicated pterygium centre in the world

A pterygium before surgery
After P.E.R.F.E.C.T. surgery

Professor Lawrence Hirst has been conducting research into pterygium for the past 23 years and has contributed more to the scientific literature on the subject than any other single Australian researcher.

P.E.R.F.E.C.T. for PTERYGIUM® is a new form of surgery for pterygium which has been pioneered by Professor Lawrence Hirst over the past 10 years and has now been used in over 1000 patients. It is the end result of careful and painstaking changes to existing surgical techniques.

It is the first significant advance in the treatment of pterygium in the last 25 years and represents a major modification of an existing surgical procedure first used in the late 1970’s.

Professor Lawrence Hirst has used this method exclusively for the last 8 years and it has resulted in the best results reported in the world’s scientific literature.

Not only is a recurrence of the removed pterygium extremely rare using this technique, but more importantly the cosmetic appearance that results by using P.E.R.F.E.C.T. for PTERYGIUM® is so good that a year after the surgery, most people looking at the patient cannot tell which eye has had the surgery, and the patient frequently forgets which eye had the pterygium.

P.E.R.F.E.C.T. for PTERYGIUM® is now a surgery that can be recommended for patients, not only in whom the pterygium is causing problems, but where the pterygium results in a concerning appearance.