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What can be done about a pinguecula in the eye?

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Dr. Rebecca Dale
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Rebecca Dale
Dr. Rebecca Dale
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Dr. Sadiqa Stelzner
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Sadiqa Stelzner
Dr. Sadiqa Stelzner
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Dr. Michael Ham
Ophthalmology

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Michael Ham
Dr. Michael Ham
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