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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(28) The location of visible conjunctival autofluorescence highlighted with UV imaging has been found to correspond with areas known to be susceptible to UV damage, and the development of conditions such as Pingueculae and pterygia (see Figure 2).
Not only is Vitamin C a strong antioxidant, but it also has the ability to absorb ultra violet light, which has been linked to significant eye problems, including cataracts, macular degeneration, pingueculae, pterygia and photokeratitis.
All inflamed pingueculae were on the nasal conjunctiva (Figure 1).
(17.) Dushku N, Hatcher SL, Albert DM, Reid TW.p53expression and relation to human papillomavirus infection in pingueculae, pterygia, and limbaltumors.