A Pinguecula is a common type degenerative
change in the conjunctiva
of the eye.
(Strictly, "pinguecula" is the singular
form of the noun, for which the pural is "pingueculae".)
Pingueculae are found most often in the elderly, especially
in hot dry climates.
A pinguecula apperars as a small, yellowish nodule or
even (eventually) a thickened deposit forming a whiteish-yellow triangle
on the conjunctiva at the inner- and outer- margins of the cornea.
Treatment is not always necessary but expert diagnosis is advised, in
part to avoid confusion with other more serious conditions that might
require urgent attention/action.
More about Ophthalmology: This section includes short definitions
of many diseases, disorders, and conditions of the eyes and visual system.
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of the eye, and definitions
of parts of the eye, a description
of the human retina, and definitions
of parts of the retina, and the section of short definitions
of clinical and surgical procedures re. eyes and human visual system.
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