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What is that a white membrane near the outer corner of eye that stretches toward the middle?

I pulled down my lower eyelid its very light pink...but there also looks as if there is a white membrane near the outer corner of my eye that stretches toward the middle...I've never seen this before
My eyelid pulls away normally from my eyeball...but that membrane is stuck to my eyeball. what is this?
Fri, 7 Mar 2014
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Ophthalmologist 's  Response
Hello
It seems from the history that you are having a white membrane near the outer corner of the eye ball.
This can be pterygium a common degenerative condition seen commonly involving the conjunctiva.
If the condition is progressive it requires treatment, however small pterygium without showing signs of progression may not require treatment.

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