... 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. ... (1 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... (1 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)
... where can i get private removal of pinguecula (1 replies)
... 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)
... Hi Kerry - blondie (Tammy) here - I was wondering how you were doing. I hope you keep us posted because I'm definitely in the future considering removal. Today they are not bad but that can change fast.....anyway take care. I hope your healing will be complete and quick! Tammy :) (33 replies)
... Bear in mind that many doctors don't want to bother with the removal as the reimbursement is quite paltry compared to the work entailed. ... (20 replies)
... 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? ... (4 replies)
... They cause your eyes to take on a yellowish color and can form lumps in the conjunctiva. The ONLY way to get rid of them, unfortunately, is by surgical removal and this can be done only by a qualified ophthalmologist. But ophths. usually will not remove these growths because they tend to grow right back. ... (2 replies)