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A 29-year-old female asked:

Yellow spots in both eyes near the white area?

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Dr. Michael Ham
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
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 artificial tears, and use a cap and/or sunglasses when outdoors.
Dr. Jon Fishburn
Ophthalmology 31 years experience
Pingueculum : These yellowish spots usually located at the 3 & 9 o'clock positions on the conjunctiva represent solar elastosis, changes that occur in the elastic tissues in the conj. Which occur by chronic sun, wind, dusty environmental conditions. Sunglasses, artificial tears will help protect your eyes during these dry irritation exposures. If particularly chronically irritated, they transform to pterygium.
Last updated Aug 19, 2015


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