SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS
Pingueculae are harmless growths and rarely cause symptoms.
• Yellowish, raised area on the conjunctiva
• Irritation and scratchiness
• dry eye
• Occasional inflammation of the conjunctiva
• Redness if the area becomes irritated
DETECTION AND DIAGNOSIS
Pingueculae can often be seen with the naked eye; however, the doctor diagnoses the growth with a careful examination with a slit lamp microscope.
Because of their benign nature, pingueculae rarely require treatment. Occasionally, the growth may become inflamed, causing irritation and dryness. The doctor may prescribe artificial tears for lubrication and mild anti-inflammatory medication to reduce swelling.