What is pinguecula?

Pinguecula is a very common distortion of the eye, which consists of white and yellow depositions on the conjunctiva next to the corneal limbus, either from the side of the nose or the temples. It is not a tumor, but an alteration of the natural tissue that ends up in depositing proteins and lipids. Pinguecula can also be a reaction to chronic eye irritation or to intense sunlight. Contrary to pterygium, pinguecula does not move towards the cornea.

How is pinguecula treated?

It doesn't need treatment unless an inflammation is present. Pinguecula does not “invade” the visual axis and doesn't threaten vision. But if it becomes annoying, it can be removed surgically, even though this is rarely done.

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