A pinguecula is a small yellowish protuberance that appears under the conjunctiva, usually on the nasal part of the eye.
The reason for treating it is often aesthetic, but in some cases it can result in pterygium.
A pinguecula is usually treated with eye drops, although in very recurrent cases a surgery may be necessary. The procedure usually lasts about 20-30 minutes and is done under topical anesthesia on an outpatient basis.
BEFORE THE PROCEDURE
Patients must previously visit the ophthalmologist to assess their needs.
They must let the surgeon know if they have a chronic illness or are taking anticoagulant medication.
AFTER THE PROCEDURE:
After the operation patients can go home, but they must wear protective glasses.
The surgeon will tell them if they should take any medication and he will explain them the care needed for the scar.