... roblems I had with the first surgery, I don't think I would have surgery on my "good" eye! If I could go back in time, I would never have had the surgery. Having pinguecula is much, much better than losing peripheral vision, and having a portion of your iris that is atrophied and cannot constrict in light. ... (3 replies)
... on these board often and I didn't get an email notification. I'm so sorry that your surgery caused you so much pain and more problems.I know how upsetting these pinguecula are. Id really like to have them removed as they are really effecting me on a daily basis. ... (3 replies)
... Hello, I'd be so so grateful if anyone whose had pinguecula or pterygium removal surgery could get in tough and let me know about their experience. ... (0 replies)
... I was diagnosed with Pinguecula around two months ago. After a week of sever irritation in both eyes, I went to the eye doctor and she told me I must have had them for "years". ... (0 replies)
... the surgeon removed a good portion of one layer of the white part of the eye. It's done to make the eye whiter overall, but not necessary to get rid of localized pinguecula or pterygium. ... (3 replies)
... Hi all, Ive had pinguecula in both of my eyes (nasal side. I am 27 and had them since I was 20, I am now 27. They cause me a lot of irritation, I wake up in the morning and my eyes sting, they also become inflamed from time to time. They really upset me and cause me to feel quite depressed. I went to see a specialist last week and he has told my gp that they may prescribe... (3 replies)
... It was definately worth going through wih the surgery. My pinguecula on my left eye was large and was in the process of turning into a pterygium. ... (33 replies)
... One more thing re. the surgery...from the few mentions of pinguecula removal I've been able to find on the internet (and what you wrote re. your friend's sister), it seems like the people who have it done are happy with the results. So I wonder how they found doctors willing to remove them?? (7 replies)
... My Doc says removal will only lead to reocurrence. Anyone have them removed and had them come back? ... (0 replies)
... Because the rate of recurrence is rather high, removal is not usually recommended unless there is irritation or infection. ... (1 replies)
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... Hi Kerry! I was doing some research about pinguecula removal and was reading through your thread from back in 2006. I decided to join the forum to see if I could find others suffering from pings. ... (5 replies)
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... If they feel removal is an option, I will have surgery the following day. ... (29 replies)
... Hello all,
Unfortunately, I had to cancel my appointment with Harvard Eye Institute in Laguna Hills that last schedule for last month. A week before my appointment, I developed a cyst that required immediate removal. My doctor suggested that I not be too far from her care if the cyst were to return. So, I had to cancel the appointment. Luckily, the cyst has not returned... (29 replies)
... Hi all!
Kerry I have a question for you. I'm also planning to have my pings removed next summer (probably better during the holiday season since healing seems to take a bit of time). Did you go to Harvard Eye one trip only for consultation & removal etc or did you have to make one trip for consultation and another for removal. I live in Sweden so it would be better for me... (29 replies)
... Hi Joseph - I too posted a thread about a month ago and am somewhat relieved I'm not ALONE with this hideous problem. I know it's vain but I also know what you mean about being single and trying to date. I'm 46, recently broke up with someone who never even mentioned my pings and the first guy I have a date with immediately tells me, "your eyes are red".....what a great... (29 replies)
... pm. My appointment is with Dr. John Hovanesian. However, I am not going to have the removal done that day, but just the evaluation. I have an important business trip in early September. ... (29 replies)
... I wouldn't mind getting at least 3 opinions. Like everyone here, I am sure that we all hope the removal and post surgical outcome is better than what we're experiencing now, and not made worse. That's my biggest fear. ... (29 replies)
... SHOOT! The system kicked me off when I was writing!
Here goes it again...
My name is Joseph. I developed pings around November 2005. I've been to three opthamolgists/surgeons in San Francisco, one who's the head of the opthamology dept of San Francisco at UCSF. All have discouraged me from surgery. One doctor, Dr. Karen Oxford, pleaded with me not to have them... (29 replies)