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Medically reviewed by Last updated on Jul 7, 2024.

What is a pinguecula?

A pinguecula is a yellow bump on the white part of your eye (sclera). It may also cause dryness, redness, swelling, or pain in your eye.

Eye Anatomy

What increases my risk for a pinguecula?

There is no known cause of a pinguecula. The following may increase your risk:

How is a pinguecula diagnosed and treated?

Your healthcare provider will examine your eyes. Tell him about your symptoms. You may not need treatment. You may be given eyedrops to decrease dryness, redness, swelling, or pain. Rarely, surgery may be needed to remove the pinguecula.

What can I do to manage my symptoms?

When should I contact my healthcare provider?

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