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Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences


Contributor: Jesse Vislisel, MD

Photographer: Carol Chan, CRA

Pingueculae are yellow-white, subepithelial conjunctival deposits that are typically found in the nasal or temporal anterior bulbar conjunctiva. They can occasionally become pigmented or calcified. Pingueculae are benign and often the result of ultraviolet light exposure.


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last updated: 02/23/2015
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