is a small growth of tissue which forms on the conjunctiva.
If the pingueculae continues to spread to the cornea, it is called
a pterygia. This usually appears on the inner eye often referred
to as the medial side. Although this is a benign (harmless)
condition, it is visually unappealing.
is often age related and greatly affects those exposed to
excessive amounts of sunlight. Wearing hats and sunglasses can
greatly reduce your risk of getting these bothersome spots. They are
rarely harmful and usually remain a constant size.
dot on conjunctiva (white in color)
is somehow affected, then surgical treatment to remove the
tissue can be sought. However, the chance that the growth will return
is extraordinarily high. Also, the growth usually grows
back quicker and gets larger than it was previously. Other treatments
such as radiation and tissue grafts are being experimented with as