... I was wondering if you ended up having surgery for your pingueculum. I have a pingueculum also, and I really want it removed. I went to the doctor and they say it is nothing to worry about. ... (1 replies)
... I'm considering having this surgery myself, but would like to know more about what I might be getting myself into. If anyone could help me out I'd really appreciate it. Thanks a lot! ... (1 replies)
... la 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. However, the opthamologist I was seeing seems to disagree and not really care about all the agony this is causing me. ... (32 replies)
... I was wondering about your pingueculum surgery. Has your scar faded or gone away? ... (20 replies)
... ope you achieve the results you are seeking from your surgery. I understand that healing from these things can take months and months. I'm considering having eye surgery myself, but for different reasons from you guys. I was just wondering if you could relate to me what it's like to have sutures on your eye. I'm sure it's no fun. ... (16 replies)
... Hi Kerry,
It was at least about four months before the redness went down to the level they are at now. It was bloodshot where my residual veins were, and where the doctor sewed my eye after he removed the pingueculum. I didn't have a graft put in. My eye was just pulled shut together after the ping was cut off.
Since then, my the ping in my other eye has grown, along... (33 replies)
... Hi - where exactly is the bump that you mentioned? Is it on the white part of your eye? If it is, it may be what is called a "pingueculum" or "pinguecula". There's lots of information about this kind of "eye bump" on the internet, so it would be easy for you to do a search. Hope everything turns out okay and you don't have to have surgery. Good luck!
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... The nurse was trying to explain to me how involved the surgery is, saying that another piece of your conjunctiva has to be excised and sewn in place where the pingueculum is removed. ... (20 replies)
... I saw my ophthalmologist this morning and I brought up the subject of having my pinguecula removed. A long time ago, when the pingueculum was irritated, he thought that I MIGHT be a candidate for this kind of surgery. But today he told me flat out "no way". ... (7 replies)
... I do have some small vessels around the pingueculum and then one larger one that leads right into it. It really bothers me. ... (7 replies)
... I have a small pingueculum that I'm considering having removed, but I'm not sure yet. I have to ask my ophthalmologist at my next visit in a couple weeks. ... (7 replies)
... free artificial tears to keep it moist. It will not go away on its own. They have to be surgically removed. But most ophthalmologist won't do the surgery because they usually just grow right back and sometimes the surgery can leave a really nasty scar. ... (5 replies)