... 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)
... over the last year. My Pinguecula shrank and dissappeared during chemotherapy. ... (0 replies)
... I had once beautiful and healthy eyes until a dermatologist prescribed a retinoid cream for under my eyes which caused intense dryness, an allergic reaction, and mild blepharitis.
Things were improving dramatically at one point and I was pleased to just carry on but a herbal healer who I met suggested I use Triphala (a kind of Ayurvedic herb) to wash my eyes saying it... (0 replies)
... I am looking for people who had pinguecula surgery years ago, or mounths ago. ... (1 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. I saw an opthamalogist and he told me not to worry that it is just something called "pinguecula" ....would anybody know more about this? :confused: (1 replies)
... cetain eyedrops can reduce the pinguecula but it will never go away. You have to see an eyedoctor I think.. ... (1 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)
... what to do to reduce pinguecula (1 replies)
You did the surgery almost 3 years ago and no ping has come back where you did the surgery? They said that 10 years ago there were a 50-60 % chans that it´ll come back, but now it´s 5%-20%. I am affraid that i´ll go to the wrong doctor and that he want take away all of it. I´ve heard thats what has to be done.
I ve heard some Doctor in L.A does use laser to... (24 replies)
... Hi Sanna,
Your english is fine. You probably have pinguecula (very common). 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. This sometimes gets inflamed and looks bloodshot and I use artificial tears to keep it lubricated and ALWAYS WEAR SUNGLASSES when outside. My eyes are... (24 replies)
I am new on this Board, have only had my problems a short time but it is 2 big problem when you´ve always had nice clear eyes and they suddenly is not.
I wonder about the red in your eyes. Did you have that before surgery aswell??? did they get more red after surgery??? I have been looking allover for a way to get better eyes because this is like a bad nightmare. I... (24 replies)
... where can i get private removal of pinguecula (1 replies)
... existent, and I am always depressed. Any improvements for my red, irritated pinguecula will help! ... (7 replies)
... Can you get pinguecula at any age? ... (29 replies)
... Good idea! Maybe I will try! BTW, all, I've rescheduled my appointment with Harvard Eye Institute for 9/26/06. If they feel removal is an option, I will have surgery the following day. While they say you can go right home after the surgery (I was told they don't even patch you eye!) I'm going to stay one more day just to chill out.
Wish me luck all! I'm nervous...
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... Is there any way that we can post pics on this site...to see befores and afters of pinguecula removals...? ... (29 replies)
... ow you had to hide behind sunglasses and run around with the drops...etc almost made me cry because I know exactly what you meant. I just turned 30 and have had pinguecula for 5 years. How is the healing going? ... (29 replies)
... Hi Kerry!
Thanks for responding to my post!
You seem to be the one with firsthand experience at having your pings removed, and it sounds as though you are happy with the results!
To answer your question, I just turned 39 two days ago :)
My pings are on the nasal side, and I know that there are 2 more less noticeable ones on the other side (I forgot the word for the... (29 replies)