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Thursday, 02 April 2009 22:14

 

What is a pinguecula?  What is the treatment for pinguecula?

 

A pinguecula is benign yellowish tissue growth on the conjunctiva in the eye (white part of the eye.)  This growth is cause by ocular irritations, dry eyes, dusty environments, and UV exposure.  One will often have ocular irritation, dry eyes, contact lenses problems, eye redness and possibly decrease vision from a pinguecula.   Overtime pigueculas can grow causing the increase of symptoms.

 

Treatment

Artificial tears as needed for dryness and irritation

Sunglasses to limited UV exposure

Antihistamines or anti-inflammatory medication can be prescribed by an eye doctor

Surgical treatment is possible but not usually recommended

 

Last Updated on Monday, 14 January 2013 00:14
 

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