A Pinguecula is a common, non-cancerous growth of the clear, thin tissue covering the eye called the conjunctiva. adidas zx flux pas cher nike femme solde The growth is raised slightly from the surface of the white part of the eye called sclera. fjällräven kanken rucksack FF14 gil While the exact cause is unknown long-term sunlight exposure and eye irritation may be factors. air jordan 1 soldes Welding is a major job-related risk. fjallraven kanken rucksack chaussure nike pour homme Usually no treatment is needed however keeping the eye moist with artificial tears may help prevent the area from becoming inflamed. ugg classic mini asics nimbus Sometimes the temporary use of mild steroid eye drops can also be helpful.

Occasionally the growth may need to be removed for comfort or for cosmetic reasons especially if it grows over the cornea and impairs vision. nike cortez Laser treatment for Pinguecula may be an option where other types of treatment have not been satisfactory according to researchers reporting in the journal Cornea. The overall cosmetic results were excellent or good in 90.5% of laser-treated cases and the laser treated cases had minimal scarring or hemorrhage. asics duomax They concluded that argon laser photocoagulation is an effective and safe method for removing a Pinguecula for cosmetic purposes and the laser method facilitates control of the extent and depth of removal and thus minimizes conjunctival defects and other complications.

If you or someone you know has a question about Laser treatment for Pinguecula, please to call The Eye Clinic of Texas, an affiliate of Houston Eye Associates, at 800-423-3937, visit The Eye Clinic of Texas or facebook.com/ecot.lasik to schedule an appointment.

The Eye Clinic of Texas is an affiliate of Houston Eye Associates, the largest ophthalmology clinic in the nation.

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