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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Yellow eye deposit: A little yellow fatty tissue on either side of the cornea / iris is common in people especially if they have been in the sun a lot. If it grows over t ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Ham
26 years experience Ophthalmology
Pinguecula: Sounds like a pinguecula, which is a deposit/build up on the white part of the eye (sclera) due to uv light and dryness of the eyes. You can use arti ... Read More
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Benign browth: Pingueclua are a normal response to wind, dust and uv light. They are the eyes defense in the middle years to these external forces. They have no sym ... Read More

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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ester Kwok
31 years experience Internal Medicine
No: A pinguecula is a fibrous overgrowth on the surface of the eyeball, in the whites of the eyeball. You do not want to scratch the eyeball. Perhaps yo ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Ham
26 years experience Ophthalmology
Pinguecula: No, a pinguecula, which is a deposit/build up on the white part of the eye (sclera) due to uv light and dryness of the eyes. You can use artificial t ... Read More
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
No popping: Pingueclua are a normal response to wind, dust and uv light. They are the eyes defense in the middle years to these external forces. They have no sym ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Not serious: Pinguecula are the eyes way of dealing with environmental wind, and light and irritation. They are yellowish structures in the open space next to the ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Interesting post: This can be confirmed by an eye doc. You can get more from this site if you provide background information on a problem and ask a related question. Yo ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Needs evaluation: Pingueculae are a benign reaction of the eye to wind, uv light and dust in the middle years. They do not hurt so if you are having pain from what you ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
33 years experience Ophthalmology
None.: Pinguecula do not cause any symptoms.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Krenn
19 years experience Family Medicine
No: A pinguecula is a non-cancerous growth on the conjunctiva of the eye. Usually no treatment is needed, but if necessary there are eye drops your doctor ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Depends: Pinguecula are benign growths on the eye nasally or temporally to the cornea. Many are small and cause no problems. Some are larger, or growing and ... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Cappaert
58 years experience Ophthalmology
Surgery: I see that you are on FML (fluorometholone) drops to stop inflammation in the pinquecula. This is good but the only was to permanently remove it is wi ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Burns
36 years experience Emergency Medicine
Wouldn't recommend: any contacts unless OK with your ophthalmologist.
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