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What percentage of young adults in america have pingueculas in their eyes?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology

In brief: High percentage

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. Many are small enough that they can only be seen with a medical microscope. Almost all young adults have some degree of pinguecula even if not obvious in a mirror.

In brief: High percentage

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. Many are small enough that they can only be seen with a medical microscope. Almost all young adults have some degree of pinguecula even if not obvious in a mirror.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology

In brief: 5-10%

The incidence and prevalence of pinguecula varies by gender, sun exposure and unknown factors.
About 7% of people have or have had the affliction. See this site for more info. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9685008.

In brief: 5-10%

The incidence and prevalence of pinguecula varies by gender, sun exposure and unknown factors.
About 7% of people have or have had the affliction. See this site for more info. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9685008.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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