... I have had a lump on my left eye for the last 7 years and it sometimes gets red and swollen. Doctors have told me it is a Pinguecula. ... (0 replies)
... I think I finally found something!!!
Pinguecula -A pinguecula is a common type of conjunctival degeneration in the eye
there are lots of pictures that look very similar to what im experiencing - it says its caused from exposure to the sun and irritants over the years - I always wear sunglasses which makes this so much more confusing! but at least im getting somewhere!
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... morning and night and things are fine. I use a cotton bud to put the castor oil on like an eyeliner. I have been trying the warm compresses as recommended by the eye doctor but I have a feeling that this aggravates my eyes. I find cold compresses and cool water on my face work best. ... (0 replies)
... If you google pinguecula you will find a lot about this. It is an ugly little thing. Some says it is because you have dry eyes you get this. ... (1 replies)
... I have a small cyst on my eye very close to my eyeball ..it looks like it is full of jelly and it is an off white colour. ... (1 replies)
... Hi RTT,
I totally disagree that the pterygium could be removed with a laser. I don't believe this would be possible, however, I am seeing a Pterygium Eye-doctor on April 15th and will bring this up with him. He has 20yrs experience in this field and ONLY performs pterygium surgery and pterygium research.
Kerry (24 replies)
... The following website link states that you can use laser surgery http://en.allexperts.com/q/Ophthalmology-Optometry-979/2009/3/Pterygium-Pinguecula.htm. I don't know how true it is, I am still learning and researching. (24 replies)
... They look like yellow fleshy bumps in eye and when irritated red veins would feed to them. I also have one in my left eye that was never removed. ... (24 replies)
... nd and said, "oh, it's probably one of those pinguecula's. You'll likely have it the rest of your life" I said, "So I'll feel like I have something stuck in my eye for the rest of my life? ... (1 replies)
... I had pterygium/pinguecula excision on December 16 and my tissue around the removal site is always red, veiny, and irritated to this day. Does this go away? I had procedure to improve comfort and appearanc, so far all that i have is more comfort. Thanks (4 replies)
... does occur. You might be asked to sign a disclaimer to that effect if you do manage to find a surgeon willing to do it. A good starting point would be Moorfields Eye Hospital in London. You could try calling them. ... (1 replies)
... Anybody heard of MSM Eye Drops? ... (1 replies)
... Hi there :)
Search on the internet for the word "pinguecula" -- is it like that?
A pinguecula, unless it causes you inflammation/discomfort, is usually harmless. If you notice it is causing your eye to be dry or red (sometimes tears cannot wash over them properly, so they become sore) then speak to your doctor.
My dad has had one for years, his optician noted it,... (1 replies)
... THankS for the info.. I went to the eye doctor on friday, She told me that my pings should cause no problems for me.. and gave me Acuvue Advance with Hydroclear... So far everythings going great! ... (9 replies)
... I don't know a thing about contacts, but I am going to the eye doctor next week to see if I can get some. I am afraid I won't be able to wear contacts due to the fact I have 2 Pings on the inner parts of my eyes. ... (9 replies)
... but now my eye seems to have adapted. ... (9 replies)
... I think that's great you made the decision to do something about your pinguecula. I'm sure the surgery will go fine. I've heard good things about Harvard Eye and the procedure they use. Please let me know how things go. ... (7 replies)
... Hello, I am a 24 yr old female and I have had a pinguecula in both eyes for a few years now. My eyes are also very dry, which I feel is partially due to the pinguecula because my problem started getting worse when the pingueculum did. ... (7 replies)
... Your optometrist was right (shame on your doctor for calling the opto stupid). I'm 99.9% positive you have pingueculae - search the net and you'll find thousands of references. They are indeed caused by dryness and sun damage, and are very common. The redness is due to inflammation. I have them in both eyes, but only the left was inflamed at one point. My optometrist suggested... (7 replies)
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