People suffering from pinguecula in Los Angeles on their eye need to call Dr. Paul Super at Eyesite Optometric Group for help today. Just call(310) 820-2020 and he will look at yourinflamed pinguecula and give you your treatment options.
A pinguecula is a common, non-cancerous growth that develops on your conjunctiva, or white tissue close to the cornea. It looks like a yellowish bump or patch that usually develops on the inside part of the eye near your nose. Pinguecula forms from changes in the conjunctiva tissue.
If you have pinguecula in Los Angeles, you might want to consider pinguecula removal, but it depends on the severity of the problem. Dr. Super will examine your pinguecula in Los Angeles and advise you on what to do.
Some of the symptoms of a pinguecula are:
· Irritation of the eyes, or the feeling that something is in your eye
· Eye dryness
· Redness, itching, and inflammation of the eye
This condition is often caused by age, as well as dust, wind or sun exposure.
Dr. Super usually can diagnose this condition with a regular eye examination. He might use a slit lamp that allows him to look at all your eye up close. This tool gives him the ability to see abnormalities and determine how severe the growth is. The closer the growth is to the cornea, the higher chance it can affect your vision.
If you have an inflamed pinguecula, it is something that you should address. The good news is most pingueculas are minor and only require eye drops.
However, if you have a larger pinguecula, surgery could become necessary. Some of the reasons to consider surgery are:
· The growth is near the cornea
· It is causing you discomfort
· It makes wearing contact lenses unpleasant
· Affects how your eye looks
If you want to avoid developing this problem, here are some tips:
· Wear sunglasses so you do not get a lot of UV light in your eyes.
· Protect from dust in your eyes with goggles or glasses.
· Use eye drops when your eyes start to dry out.
Once your pinguecula is treated with eye drops or surgery, your eyes will soon return to normal. The good news is this condition, even if surgery is needed, does not usually cause long-term problems. However, a pinguecula can grow back. Dr. Super will keep an eye on you and always check for further development of this condition in future eye examinations.
Many people as they age develop a pinguecula or get one from being exposed to the sun and dust often. But it is not a serious problem in most cases and treatment options are available. If you have a pinguecula in Los Angeles, please call Dr. Paul Super for assistance at (310) 820-2020.
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