What is pinguecula in the eye?

Eyeball feature. This is a yellowish patch of cells occasionally seen on the surface conjunctiva of the eyeball.More often on the nasal side, if present it is usually at the corneal/scleral junction. It is of little if any significance and is more often found in older people.

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What can be done about a pinguecula in the eye?

UV ray sun protectio. Uv coated sun glasses helps to prevent pinqucula development or growth. Lubrication and treatment of allergy helps from irritating the pinguecula. Read more...
Surgery=last resort. In patients in whom pingueculae are frequently symptomatic and don't respond well to less invasive therapies, surgery can be considered, but this should be a last resort after lubrication. Also, occaisionally a short term course of topical steroid drops can be helpful if acutely inflamed, but this is not a great long term option due to potential side effects. Read more...
Pinguecula. 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 larger, constantly inflamed, or grows over the cornea (pterygium) you may need medicated drops or surgery. Read more...

Are any pingueculas of the eye white?

Yes. Most pingueculas are a shade of white or slightly yellowish. They signify elastotic degeneration of the sclera and are usually an aging phenomenon. Read more...
Usually light yellow. They are yellow due to fatty elastic tissue which makes them up. Sometimes this is so pale it looks white but it is not every truly white. Read more...