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Can I Die From Pinguecula If I Ignore It
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 you don't mean a pinguela, but a rather you mean a stye or chalazion which are infections or pimples occurring in the eyelid. Those are treated with warm compresses and antibiotics. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 can cause irritation and redness of the eyes. A few may grow so far towards the center of the cornea that they threaten vision. The only treatment is surgical removal. See your ophthalmologist to evaluate these. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: Pingueculae are deposits in the conjunctiva which are degenerative and related to exposure to wind, sun, dust, etc. While they don't go away on their own they usually cause no problems. Rarely they can get inflamed, which can be treated with topical steroids, and rarely they can cause mild irritation, which can be relieved with artificial tears. They can be removed surgically. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No, mainly dryness: Pingueculae are areas of elastoic degeneration or sun damage on the conjunctiva. They rarely present any permanent problems, but can be irritating because they dry out more than normal conjunctiva. Lubricant drops help, and if very bothersome, a short course of topical low dose steroid drops can be used. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pinguecula: Redness and irritation. Usually no symptoms except for yellow spot on the white of eye. 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. If it gets large, constantly irritated (red), or grows over the cornea, you may need medicated drops or surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not necessary: 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 symptoms and are usually unnoticed. Very rarely they are large enough to be cosmetically a problem - but very rare. If you were to surgically remove a pingueculum at your age, it would grow back. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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