Pingueculae are yellow‐white to gray‐white elevated subconjunctival masses on the anterior bulbar conjunctiva, most commonly occurring in the interpalpebral zone near the limbus, more often on the nasal side. They are usually thought to be caused by ultraviolet radiation, and the prevalence increases with age. They may sometimes become inflamed and cause irritation. Pingueculitis can be treated with topical corticosteroids, non‐steroidal anti‐inflammatory drugs and lubricants; and excision can also be considered when they cause cosmetic problems or become chronically inflammed. We hereby report a case of pinguecula successfully removed with argon laser photoablation. A 48‐year‐old woman visited our clinic with an elevated white dot on her conjunctiva in her right eye, which she first noticed 3–4 years ago. She complained of occasional vague discomforts such as ‘stiffness’ and ‘tightening sensation’ in her right eye. She also said that the area recurrently got injected, and although not long‐lasting, caused cosmetic problems frequently. She had not received any previous treatment besides topical lubricants, which did not resolve the problem much, and visited our clinic for removal of the lesion. Her uncorrected visual acuities were 6/4.5 in both eyes. On slit‐lamp biomicroscopy, there was a yellow‐white elevated amorphous subconjunctival lesion on
Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology – Wiley
Published: Oct 1, 2010
It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.
Enjoy affordable access to
over 18 million articles from more than
15,000 peer-reviewed journals.
All for just $49/month
Query the DeepDyve database, plus search all of PubMed and Google Scholar seamlessly
Save any article or search result from DeepDyve, PubMed, and Google Scholar... all in one place.
Get unlimited, online access to over 18 million full-text articles from more than 15,000 scientific journals.
Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.
All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.
“Hi guys, I cannot tell you how much I love this resource. Incredible. I really believe you've hit the nail on the head with this site in regards to solving the research-purchase issue.”Daniel C.
“Whoa! It’s like Spotify but for academic articles.”@Phil_Robichaud
“I must say, @deepdyve is a fabulous solution to the independent researcher's problem of #access to #information.”@deepthiw
“My last article couldn't be possible without the platform @deepdyve that makes journal papers cheaper.”@JoseServera