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A 25-year-old female asked about a 26-year-old male:

A yellowish bump near the outer edge of cornea accompanied by a patch of bright red blood vessels. eye texture seems different in that area. whatisit?

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Dr. Todd Purkiss
Ophthalmology 19 years experience
Pinguecula: Most likely you're describing a pinguecula. It's a growth on the surface of the eye typically related to sun exposure. It may become red and inflamed from time to time, but is benign. To be certain it's not something more serious, i recommend you see an ophthalmologist.
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