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I have pinguecula. Is it okay to rub my eyes?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology

In brief: Gently

Eye rubbing willl usually not affect pinguecula if done sparingly and gently.
This rule should be followed in any case, for any decision to rub your eyes whether or not a pinfuecula is the issue.

In brief: Gently

Eye rubbing willl usually not affect pinguecula if done sparingly and gently.
This rule should be followed in any case, for any decision to rub your eyes whether or not a pinfuecula is the issue.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Dr. Michael Ham
Ophthalmology

In brief: Pinguecula

But not a aggressively.
Lubrication would be better. 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.

In brief: Pinguecula

But not a aggressively.
Lubrication would be better. 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.
Dr. Michael Ham
Dr. Michael Ham
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Dr. Richard Scartozzi
Ophthalmology - Retinal Surgery

In brief: No

It's really not ok for anyone to rub your eyes.
It's better to use artificial tears to soothe them.

In brief: No

It's really not ok for anyone to rub your eyes.
It's better to use artificial tears to soothe them.
Dr. Richard Scartozzi
Dr. Richard Scartozzi
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