What is Pinguecula and its preventive measures
A Pinguecula is a tiny, elevated growth that is only seen in the conjunctiva and can appear on either the inner or outer side of the eye. It is white or yellow in color. Pinguecula does not incline toward the cornea like pterygium.
Protein, fat, or calcium deposits may be found in it.
Most people don’t notice a difference in their vision, but in severe situations, it can obstruct how tears cover the eye, resulting in dryness, redness, and inflammation.
Protecting the tissues inside of your eyes as well as the surface of your eyes from UV radiation will assist.
To prevent exposure, wear sunglasses designed to particularly block UV rays during the day. Keep your eyes lubricated to preserve moisture and reduce the impact of wind, dust, and environmental pollutants. Artificial tears may be advantageous.
Pinguecula surgery is not common, however, it can be necessary if a precancerous lesion that needs to be removed is suspected.