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Can anything be done for Pingeculum ?

is there anything that can be done for pingeculum?
Asked On : Sat, 5 Mar 2011
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Ophthalmologist 's  Response
Welcome to Healthcare magic.Pinguecula is found mostly in elderly people,those exposed to sunlight/wind/dust.Usually it does not require treatment unless its inflamed for which topical drops(antibiotic-steriod combination) are used.If required it can be excised.
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General & Family Physician Dr. Vaishali Hebbar's  Response
Hello there..
Welcome to healthcare Magic forum..
A pinguecula is a common, non-cancerous growth of the clear, thin tissue (conjunctiva) that lays over the white part of the eye (sclera). Since it is a benign condition it doesn't require any kind of treatment. Artificial tear drops can be used to reduce the discomfort.
However it can be removed surgically if it is causing more discomfort or for cosmetic purposes!!
Hope this helps!!
Take care!!
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