pinguecula


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Noun1.pinguecula - a slightly elevated elastic tissue deposit in the conjunctiva that may extend to the cornea but does not cover it
conjunctiva - a transparent lubricating mucous membrane that covers the eyeball and the under surface of the eyelid
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pinguecula

n pinguécula
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Ultraviolet A and B have been shown to cause cataracts and pinguecula (conjunctival degeneration over time).
Other problems that can be caused because of sun is pinguecula, which is a raised bump on the sclera - eye's white outer wall - or pterygium, which is an abnormal growth of tissue from the sclera onto the cornea, furthermore, it can also worsen age-related macular degeneration, (AMD) which results in severe vision loss.
Cortical cataract, pinguecula and pterygium are the most common eye conditions related to sun exposure in SA.