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Old 11-08-2003, 04:34 PM   #1
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Question White soft bump on white of eye

The subject title really says it all. I have this soft white bump, no larger in diameter than a pin head, with a couple blood vessel going away from it that sometimes bothers me but for the most part is not annoying. Having looked at pterygium photos, I honestly do not believe that is what I have. Any suggestions? I'm almost have tempted to stick something sharp in it to see what happens. Maye it is just a pimple - if that is possible. Thanks!!

 
Old 11-08-2003, 06:32 PM   #2
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The subject title really says it all. I have this soft white bump, no larger in diameter than a pin head, with a couple blood vessel going away from it that sometimes bothers me but for the most part is not annoying. Having looked at pterygium photos, I honestly do not believe that is what I have. Any suggestions? I'm almost have tempted to stick something sharp in it to see what happens. Maye it is just a pimple - if that is possible. Thanks!!
Hi - I think what you might be describing is something called a "pingueculum" or "pinguecula". I bet if you do a search on the internet, you'd be able to find a lot of information. Good luck!

P.S. I don't know if I'd stick anything sharp in my eye just to see what happens! Maybe you could make an appointment to see your doctor.

 
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Old 11-09-2003, 08:33 PM   #3
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pinguecula

Yes, it sounds like a pingueclua to me too. You should definitely make an appointment to see an ophthalmologist. Please, PLEASE do not stick ANYTHING in your eye, EVER!!!!!!

 
Old 11-11-2003, 02:00 PM   #4
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re: pinguecula

check out this thread....

[url]http://med-aapos.bu.edu/publicinfo/store5/Pingueculasurgery7.56PM.html[/url]

Its got pinguecula info, plus messages from people who have had surgery to remove the ping.I've got one in each eye, the left is slightly worse than the right, but they don't bother me (once in a while my eye gets a bit red).

The only way to remove them is surgery, but I suggest using some of the techniques/advice people have posted in order to prevent more from occurring.

 
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