A 36-year-old member asked:
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could i take cephalexin to treat pinguecula?

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Dr. Ira Vidor
Dr. Ira Vidor answered
18 years experience Ophthalmology
No: Pinguecula is a conjunctival degeneration caused by environmental irritants (sunlight/ wind/ dust). Surgical removal is the treatment (if they are treated at all).
Answered on Dec 26, 2014

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