Overview

What Is a Pinguecula?

What Is a Pinguecula?

A pinguecula is a yellowish growth that forms on the conjunctiva, usually on either side of the cornea.

Causes

Pingueculae are thought to be caused by the following:

  • Exposure to ultraviolet radiation
  • Wind
  • Dust

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Pingueculae are common among people who spend a considerable amount of time outdoors, particularly in very sunny environments.

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