A pinguecula is a common, non-cancerous yellowish nodule of tissue (conjunctiva) that lays over the white part of the eye (sclera). They can appear on either side of the cornea, but they tend to occur more on the nose (nasal) side. They may increase in size over many years.
None to severe foreign body sensation, redness, tearing, decreased contact lens tolerance, poor cosmesis.
Exposure to ultraviolet rays.
Tests and Diagnosis
Slit lamp examination is essential.
Lubrication with tear drops, gels and ointments. Surgical excision is occasionally performed for severe symptoms.
Sunglasses and lubrication.