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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A pinguecula is small, yellowish nodule, bilateral and located at the nasal/ temporal limbus.
Other eye conditions are related to UV exposure, including the noncancerous growths known as pinguecula and pterygium.
The tiny nodular gelatinous swelling at 9 o'clock at the junction of the black (actually clear and transparent cornea) and white of the eye (sclera) is called the Pinguecula.
Your time outside can quickly lead to an increased risk of exposure to dangerous ultraviolet (UV) rays that can cause a sun spot on the white of the eye called a pinguecula. These may look yellow in appearance and cause irritation over time.
On slit-lamp biomicroscopic examination, minimally inflamed pinguecula was noted on the nasal conjunctiva of the right eye.
We have provided evidence that perhaps the earliest evidence of UV damage may be in vivo evidence of corneal invasion of Fuchs' fleck-like lesions at the head of primary and recurrent pterygia, pinguecula, and even in clinically normal nasal and temporal limbus in sun-damaged individuals [113].
Pinguecula is a yellowish elevated mass commonly located on the nasal bulbar conjunctiva close to the limbus [1].
There are some other long-term effects like Pinguecula, a yellow fatty deposit on white part of the eye and short-time damage but not in all cases, he added.
Examen anterior de 46 indigenas pertenecientes a la OREWA Variables n (%) Alteracion de las cejas Ninguna 45 (97,8) Madarosis 1(2,2) Alteracion de las pestanas Ninguna 42 (91,3) Atriquia en parpado inferior 1 (2,2) Distriquiasis 3 (6,5) Alteracion de los parpados Ninguna 42 (91,3) Queratosis seborreica 1 (2,2) Ptosis izquierda 2 (4,3) Epicanto medial bilateral 1 (2,2) Alteraciones en la conjuntiva Ninguna 20 (43,4) Pinguecula 3 (6,6) Pterigio 23 (50) Alteraciones en la cornea Ninguna 45 (97,8) Camara anterior estrecha 1 (2,2) Alteraciones en el cristalino Ninguna 44 (95,7) Opacidad del cristalino 1 (2,2) Cataratas bilaterales 1 (2,2) Alteraciones en el iris Ninguna 45 (97,8) Sin dato 1 (2,2) Fuente autores Tabla 4.
Prevalence of pterygium and pinguecula: the Blue Mountains Eye Study.