Pinguecula versus Pterygium: And Surgery Details

A patient recently asked what the difference is between Pinguecula versus Pterygium  A Pinguecula is a very common, abnormal growth of tissue containing blood vessels on the conjunctiva over the eye’s white part (sclera). It does not grow onto the  cornea (window of the eye) which is a pterygium. Thus when a Pinguecula grows onto the …

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