Lump On The White Of The Eyeball?

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, if there is a lump in the white eye like a stye, is it dangerous? The effect is caused by the red eye. Then about how to cure or overcome it? Thank you…

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The lump on the white of the eyeball can be a pinguecula or a pterygium. Both are abnormal tissue growths on the surface of the eyeball.

Pingueculae are tissue growths that look like yellowish dots or bumps on the lining of the eyeball. The pinguecula often appears on the side of the eyeball close to the nose. Pingueculae are formed from deposits of protein, fat or calcium.

Pterygium is a flesh-like tissue growth on the lining of the eyeball. Pingueculae can develop into pterygium. The pterygium can hit the cornea, which can interfere with vision.

Pterygium and pinguecula are believed to result from a combination of dry eye conditions and exposure to wind, dust and ultraviolet rays from the sun.

Both pinguecula and pterygium are abnormal tissue growths that are benign in nature, it's just that surgery is needed for the pterygium that grows to reach the cornea and impairs vision. Meanwhile, the pinguecula usually does not grow to reach the cornea so that it does not cause visual disturbances.

Because the clinical appearance of the pinguecula and pterygium is similar, careful examination by an ophthalmologist is required to confirm your condition. If your condition is pterygium, the doctor will look at the degree of pterygium you have and the risk of pterygium in the cornea.

Treatment of pingueculae and pterygium in general uses eye drops containing artificial tears or eye drops containing steroids. The pterygium that grows closer to the cornea must be removed surgically.

There are 3 steps you can take to prevent pinguecula and pterygium, namely:

1. Protect your eyes from direct sunlight by wearing sunglasses.

2. Use google glasses in dry and dusty environment.

3. Wet eyes with artificial tears as often as possible in a dry environment.

Thus, hopefully this is useful.

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