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Friday, October 6, 2017

Ophthalmologist Visit

I cannot remember good if it was three or two weeks ago when I found out something is growing in the white part of my eyes (close to my nose) close to edge of the cornea. At first I didnt mind it but I notice that is it growing. When I told my boyfriend about it he urge me to visit an opthalmologist. So off I go.

Opthalmologist Findings: 

PINGUECULA

A pinguecula (pin-GWEK-yoo-lah) is a yellowish, slightly raised thickening of the conjunctiva on the white part of the eye (sclera), close to the edge of the cornea. It a non-cancerous bumps.


CAUSES:


  • Ultraviolet radiation from the sun is the primary cause of the development of pingueculae. 
  • Dust and wind frequent exposure to dust and wind also appear to be one of the risk factors. 
  • Dry eye disease also may be a contributing factor and can promote the growth of pingueculae. 


 Pingueculae are more common in middle-aged or older people who spend a lot of time in the sun. But they also can occur in younger people and even children — especially those who are often outdoors without sunglasses or hats to protect their eyes from the sun's UV rays.

To decrease the risk of pinguecula, it's important to wear sunglasses outdoors even on overcast and cloudy days, because the sun's UV rays penetrate cloud cover. For the best protection, choose sunglasses with a wraparound frame design, which block more sunlight than regular frames.

The opthalmologist prescribed an eyedrop called Carbomer Artificial Lacrimal Fluid (Siccafluid). One drop on both of my eyes every three hours nonstop on waking hours. And also I will be wearing double vision eyeglasses soon.

Some information are taken from All About Vision

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